Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2006 11:27 UTC
Linspire Linspire has started another attempt at selling computers pre-installed with their operating system - this time by teaming up with Mirus - called the Koobox. Ars looks at the situation: "At this point it is hard to assess the potential of the Koobox systems. If it succeeds, the product could help legitimize desktop Linux and bring it further into the mainstream. Regardless of how many get sold, the availability of yet another budget Linux PC illuminates the growing popularity of the Linux platform, and contributes to the perception that Linux is applicable to desktop computing."
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by r_a_trip on Mon 9th Jan 2006 18:00 UTC
r_a_trip
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2005-07-06

If at first... you don't succeed, try, try again.

The community tries to get people interested in GNU/Linux on the desktop to try it out on the desktop, so the numbers are naturally low. There just aren't that many tech savvy and computing responsible persons on the world.

Let's face it folks, nobody wants Linux on their desktop.

Well, there are many persons running it on the desktop and calling them nobodies isn't really nice. That Joe Blow doesn't want to think about it really doesn't tickle our interest one bit.

The linux community has lost the battle.

Was there a battle going on? Oh yeah, true. All those people who thought GNU/Linux was a simple and free of charge Windows clone got disappointed that it wasn't so. Now they make a stink about GNU/Linux alledgedly being worthless.

Even MacOSX has a better chance of take on the desktop and they only have a single digit percentage share of the dekstop.

Good for Apple and good for GNU/Linux, it keeps the hopelessly computing inept out of the GNU/Linux circles and saves us many support headaches.

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