Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:27 UTC
Java "Although the .NET vs. Java war is basically over for control of the Windows desktop, where .NET is sure to become the managed language of choice for new Windows desktop applications, there is a new battle brewing. That battle is for the Linux desktop. Now that Java has been open sourced under the GPL, even the most strict of the 'free software only' distributions can start bundling it and integrating it into their Linux distributions out of the box."
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RE: Desktop Application
by thompson4822 on Thu 8th Mar 2007 18:42 UTC
thompson4822
Member since:
2006-07-16

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For Linux to win on the desktop in any way at all it needs to be more like the Wii, and less like the Playstation 3.
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So if I read your analogy right, Linux on the desktop doesn't need to be at all cutting edge, it just needs to be cute and offer nunchucks?

Maybe you should think about giving Zelda a break for a while.

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RE[2]: Desktop Application
by MaritimeSource on Thu 8th Mar 2007 18:55 in reply to "RE: Desktop Application"
MaritimeSource Member since:
2005-11-10

I'm pretty sure what he meant by the Wii analogy is that the Wii has been successful because of its simplicity and intuitiveness. It managed to take gaming to a place where no other gaming console has gone before:

1. Most Women
2. Seniors
3. Basically all non-gamers

After watching my Mother in Law and my 70 yr old father play Bowling (when neither has ever played a game console before), I have witnessed this first hand.

So Linux has to be dumbed down for mass consumer acceptance.

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