Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 22:07 UTC
Linux With Linux on the desktop going from a slow crawl to verging on an explosion, many have toiled with the question: How do we make this happen faster? A well-known Austin-based Linux Advocate thinks he has the answer.
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RE[3]: Simple answer
by dagw on Thu 24th Jan 2008 11:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Simple answer"
dagw
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2005-07-06

an idea that focuses exclusively on innovation for FOSS platforms like Linux.

In that case, you can count me out. One of the big selling points of FOSS for me is its ubiquity. The fact that it doesn't matter if the underlying OS is Linux, Irix, Solaris, Windows, FreeBSD or OS X. The tools I need to use will be there waiting for me, because those tools are Open Source. Lose that and it's back to vendor lock in, of a slightly different type.

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RE[4]: Simple answer
by Moochman on Thu 24th Jan 2008 17:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Simple answer"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Exactly. Plus, the "halo effect" of OSS should not be underestimated--the fact that users come to be familiar with and dependent on FOSS software means that they will be that more likely to be willing to switch to Linux in the future, because all of that same software they're used to runs there.

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