Re: NEWS - "Why desktop Linux is its own worst enemy" - Ubuntu

This is a discussion on Re: NEWS - "Why desktop Linux is its own worst enemy" - Ubuntu ; On Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:37:58 -0400, Ezekiel wrote: > http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...n-worst-enemy/ > > > > > With Microsoft getting so much flak over Vista's issues, you'd think Linux > would be getting some headway in the consumer desktop arena. Unfortunately, ...

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  1. Re: NEWS - "Why desktop Linux is its own worst enemy"

    On Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:37:58 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:

    > http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...n-worst-enemy/
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    >
    >
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    > With Microsoft getting so much flak over Vista's issues, you'd think Linux
    > would be getting some headway in the consumer desktop arena. Unfortunately,
    > the only really benefiting from Vista's bad PR is likely Apple.
    >
    > Why hasn't Linux made enough of a significant mark on desktops? It can be
    > downloaded gratis, has far less security issues and has the zealous
    > following of users willing to share code, discuss it and offer free tech
    > advice on forums. Fact remains that Linux, at least on the desktop, is
    > plagued by issues that make Apple the more popular choice.
    >
    >


    Because Linux sucks.
    People try it and they dump it.

    People would rather replace all their applications and move to Apple than
    Run Linux.

    It's obvious that after 15+ years and a pathetic 0.6 percent of the desktop
    market that something is seriously wrong with Linux when it is free yet so
    few are using it.



    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

  2. Re: NEWS - "Why desktop Linux is its own worst enemy"

    On Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:40:17 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:

    > On Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:37:58 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:
    >
    >> http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...ktop-linux-is-

    its-own-worst-enemy/
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> With Microsoft getting so much flak over Vista's issues, you'd think
    >> Linux would be getting some headway in the consumer desktop arena.
    >> Unfortunately, the only really benefiting from Vista's bad PR is likely
    >> Apple.
    >>
    >> Why hasn't Linux made enough of a significant mark on desktops? It can
    >> be downloaded gratis, has far less security issues and has the zealous
    >> following of users willing to share code, discuss it and offer free
    >> tech advice on forums. Fact remains that Linux, at least on the
    >> desktop, is plagued by issues that make Apple the more popular choice.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Because Linux sucks.
    > People try it and they dump it.
    >
    > People would rather replace all their applications and move to Apple
    > than Run Linux.


    And what do you think OSX is based on?

    A

  3. Re: NEWS - "Why desktop Linux is its own worst enemy"

    On Sun, 13 Jul 2008 03:30:14 -0500, Andy Jacobs wrote:

    > On Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:40:17 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:37:58 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:
    >>
    >>> http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...ktop-linux-is-

    > its-own-worst-enemy/
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> With Microsoft getting so much flak over Vista's issues, you'd think
    >>> Linux would be getting some headway in the consumer desktop arena.
    >>> Unfortunately, the only really benefiting from Vista's bad PR is
    >>> likely Apple.
    >>>
    >>> Why hasn't Linux made enough of a significant mark on desktops? It can
    >>> be downloaded gratis, has far less security issues and has the zealous
    >>> following of users willing to share code, discuss it and offer free
    >>> tech advice on forums. Fact remains that Linux, at least on the
    >>> desktop, is plagued by issues that make Apple the more popular choice.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Because Linux sucks.
    >> People try it and they dump it.
    >>
    >> People would rather replace all their applications and move to Apple
    >> than Run Linux.

    >
    > And what do you think OSX is based on?
    >
    > A


    BSD and NeXTSTEP.. not Linux.

    People rather move to Mac OS X because many popular applications run on
    it rather than on Linux, and the hardware support is always perfect as
    the hardware and software in being sold as one product.

    Linux is not (much) being sold on OEM PC's. Therefore the hardware
    support isn't always perfect, and most people don't even know about the
    existence of Linux. The only solution is to buy a PC with supported
    components only, but the majority of the people aren't able to build a
    PC. Even if they have the hardware already and do know about Linux, not
    everyone is able to/wants to install an operating system by themselves.

    If more people are going to use Linux, hardware- and software-
    manufacturers will support it better, wich will convince even more people
    (and OEM-manufacturers) to get Linux.

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