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[2]: Self-agreement
by BluenoseJake on Thu 24th Jan 2008 12:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Self-agreement"
BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

"Ken has come to a conclusion. One that the interviewer agrees with, along with most rational people in the world."

I consider myself rational (haven't killed and eaten any of my friends today, or went on an unexplained crying jag) But i disagree, and I think you would find that the community opinion is probably split right down the middle with regards to OSS software on Prop OSs

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RE[3]: Self-agreement
by stestagg on Thu 24th Jan 2008 13:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Self-agreement"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

The conclusion that is being discussed is [paraphrased]:

Most people aren't aware that they don't have to use the OS that their computer was shipped with.

Now I don't see how community optinion can be split over this. For a start, most people are only vaguely aware of the concept of an OS. Most[?] people have heard of Linux nowadays, but the fact that it can freely replace Windows and [usually] provide a decent graphical interface and replace all their [non-technical] applications is not something that the majority of people are aware of, in any realistic definition of 'aware'.

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RE[4]: Self-agreement
by BluenoseJake on Thu 24th Jan 2008 13:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Self-agreement"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

ahhh, I got the threads crossed, there was also the thread about FOSS on Windows, and I thought the parent was referring to that, my bad

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