Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:54 UTC
Linux Well, it's been a while since we've opened this particular jar (box is not historically accurate) owned by Pandora. Desktop Linux... Yes, that ever elusive readiness of the desktop that is Linux-powered. Some story on ComputerWorld argues that the desktop Linux dream is dead, and apparently, the story is causing some stir on the web. Well, paint me pink and call me a lightbulb, but of course desktop Linux is dead. However - who gives a flying monkey? Linux is being used by more people than ever!
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Linux desktops will always be doomed
by pjafrombbay on Tue 19th Oct 2010 03:35 UTC
pjafrombbay
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2005-07-31

The major strength of Linux (the large number of developers working on its development and support) is also its greatest pitfall. Why? Because they are working on TOO MANY distributions. Imagine what Linux on the desktop would be like if there were only ONE (or perhaps three) distributions. It really would get some development push. Is that ever likely to happen? Not in my lifetime!

I'll stick with Windows 7, I'm over all that Open Source stuff. Like it or hate it, Windows has one clear advantage over Linux -- it just works and works reliably. Why? Because there is a single-minded push behind it.

Regards,
Peter

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