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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RE[2]: If at first...
by d0nk3y on Mon 9th Jan 2006 20:23 UTC in reply to "RE: If at first..."
d0nk3y
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2005-12-15

Yes - I agree with Mark.

I most certainly want linux on my desktop. And I have it - at work and at home.

Like Mark said - I use it because it suits me. I do think it would suit more people than most people think.

I realised this morning that the whole "linux is too hard for the average user" argument really is crap. Most people I help (friends, family etc) would need no more help with linux than they currently do with Windows - they can't fix windows problems either.

The difference is, they'd find it harder to break a linux box because theres less they have access to as a normal user. and it would be easier for me to administer remotely!

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