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[7]: Say no to drugs...
by tomcat on Thu 24th Jan 2008 22:39 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Say no to drugs..."
tomcat
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The fact just is that most computers still come with Windows preinstalled and average computer-illiterate people won't even ask if it comes with Linux, either because they've never heard of it or because they rather use Windows cos they're familiar with it. That's just the way it is and IMHO it's pointless to complain about it. Rather just continue developing Linux forward and polishing the apps, the geeks and somewhat more experienced computer users will eventually pull more people to Linux anyway if they like it themselves.

You're a reasonable and level-headed guy. Look, I think that people who like and use Linux should continue to focus on making it the best platform that they can. They shouldn't worry much about why the n00bs aren't migrating faster. Maybe it will happen over time, maybe not, but in either case, you have an improving platform that benefits the people who care the most about it. Just my two cents.

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