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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RE[4]: This again?
by sgibofh on Thu 26th Jul 2007 19:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: This again?"
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Joe sickpack knows as he hears it from the curet users. It's one of the things I mostly propagare. It works out of the box (for the most, that is, forget most built-in sd card readers).

I also tell people that you always buy an OS and get specific hardware, not the other way around. Or do people get a C64 and ru windows ?

And I also show compiz, beryl, kiba-dock etc on old "crappy" hardware and outperform the people who have their shiney new systems.

Basically, I edcate them wat it can and cannot do. The SD card stuff is easy. $8 fo a multicard reader is easy.

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