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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And for me that year was 1999.
Then I found out it sucked. Not because of lack of applications, becasue you're right on that. It was also easy use, no problems there. It just wasn't a desktop system. Not even BestLinux (SOT), and RedFlag was real desktop systems. They were just made to look like it.

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