Linked by Massimo Sandal on Thu 7th Jul 2005 20:14 UTC
Linux Recently in a post on my blog I argued that, despite many claims to the contrary, GNU/Linux is almost ready for the desktop. In particular, I argued that GNU/Linux is already a very good and easy desktop if people just take the time to learn its very basic differences with Windows before actually using it. Note: Don't forget to rate this article!
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Linux on the Desktop
by Mystilleef on Thu 7th Jul 2005 20:43 UTC
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2005-06-29

When we get a billion dollar per year marketing team, we'll be on the desktop map. I think the free desktop environments are doing a bloody fine job just based on grass root marketing.

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RE: Linux on the Desktop
by on Fri 8th Jul 2005 00:47 in reply to "Linux on the Desktop"
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i agree dood... no one knows what linux is.. stand on a street corner and ask people.. they think its a cold remedy.. or a new sleeping pill..

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RE: Linux on the Desktop
by matatk on Sun 10th Jul 2005 13:36 in reply to "Linux on the Desktop"
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2005-07-06

Very good article, well thought out IMO.

Yes, this is true about marketing -- but what about teh new Ubuntu foundation, or the rumoured partnership between Mandriva and Progeny? They have the clout to make it happen.

It'd be very, very cool if they did (especially if it used PowerPC chips ;-)).

Well, fingers crossed that someone associated with one of those three companies read this -- I expect they may have...

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