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: Simple answer
by sorpigal on Thu 24th Jan 2008 15:27 UTC in reply to "Simple answer"
sorpigal
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> Stop the fragmentation and unify.


This might be helpful (arguable), but it's definitely impossible. Free people do what they like. As many people converge there will be many more people springing up and doing their own thing.

Getting major distributions to converge on best practices is about all you can do. Freedesktop.org is good in that area, but it's slow work.

> Stop porting software to Windows.


While this would indeed help Linux and other Free platforms, it's impossible. Just accept it! If you give me the source code, as you must to be a Free software advocate, then I can port it to Windows myself. Once I do I will release the code and binaries. Now what have you done? You've pissed off your fickle freedom-loving users and the software STILL runs on Windows.

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