Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2007 16:01 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Linux After years of being relegated to server racks and the desktops of ultrageeks, Linux is finally making some headway as a viable alternative to Windows on the consumer desktop. That's the optimistic message delivered by a newly energized contingent of Linux proponents. By employing the same consumer-friendly marketing techniques practiced by Microsoft, and by taking advantage of the rising popularity of web-based applications, Linux vendors are getting ready for what they say will be a wave of consumer interest in the free operating system.
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by islander on Thu 26th Jul 2007 17:06 UTC
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"By employing the same consumer-friendly marketing techniques practiced by Microsoft...."

That made me chuckle.

"Most users can get it running without ever having to type text commands into a shell terminal, a rarity among Linux distributions."

Simply not true.

"Because of the hackability of free software, he explains, those who package Linux are in a unique position to improve their users' experience out of the box."

Hackability of poorly designed software.Cannot be marketing Linux and making reckless statements like that.

Edited 2007-07-26 17:16

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