Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Dec 2007 06:34 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Many people are looking to Ubuntu to be something that it is not: A mass market ready operating system designed to work with the same level of compatibility as Microsoft Windows. Where people get confused is in believing that if Ubuntu, king of the Linux distros, is not able to take the marketplace by storm, then something must be broken with desktop Linux. In this article, I'll explain what it will take to dethrone the mighty Ubuntu and gain a market share so large that it will eclipse anything seen by Ubuntu to date." More here.
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RE[2]: Linux on the Desktop
by walterbyrd on Sat 8th Dec 2007 14:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux on the Desktop"
walterbyrd
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Linux needs more developers and exclusive/killer apps that cannot so easily be ported to Windows.

But doesn't that conflict with the open source philosophy? Practically all the popular applications for Linux are F/OSS. And being f/oss means they can be fairly easily ported to Windows.

This situation makes it virtually impossible for Linux to ever catch up to windows in terms of applications.

As far as I can see, the only thing that could change the situation is browser based apps.

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