Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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by airwedge1 on Tue 4th Dec 2007 21:33 UTC
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The only way Linux will go main stream is:

1) It becomes more tailored to stupid, and ignorant people.

2) Novell, or Red Hat (or other well funded commercial company) start advertising to the main stream, get software development companies on board to write more software for linux

Or Google creates Google OS. With nearly the entire nation using google for search, and hearing the name Google OS, they would think, wow that must be cool. It actually might be the only hope to get dumb people away from "I have to use Microsoft Office" and if something is different, they don't want to use it.

However, I don't think Novell, Red Hat, or Google want linux to go mainstream, nor do they care if it does.

It actually pisses me off that since there are so many ignorant and stupid people out there, they end up being the people that decide what products are mainstream.

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