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Re: Laptop new





"Erik P. Olsen" <erik epo dk> wrote:


David Fletcher wrote:
> At 10:15 17/07/2007, you wrote:
>
>> People tend to find things when they are ready for them, or when they
>> become interested in them. Either way, they are either prepared to put
>>
>> The "plain people" you refer to, Karl, have had access to Linux since
>> it's birth; that has pretty much been the soul of the system since it
>> evolved past the stage of being graded by a crusty old professor.
>>
>> When people want it, it will be there for them.
>>
>> Just my opinion, though, apologies if it ruffles any feathers.
>>
>> Andy
>
> Andy,
>
> No, it wouldn't ruffle my feathers even if I had any.
>
> As I see it, there are two problems with Linux adoption:-
>
> 1) The "plain people" don't know it's there
>
> 2) Even when they are told that it's there, they still don't use it
>
> The first is because of the relative sizes of the publicity machines.
> Flashy prime time TV advertising wins out over word of mouth every time.
>
> The second, I'm not sure exactly why it is, but I can think of several
> possibilities:-
> They're incompetent
> They don't want to toss out products they've paid good money for
> They're scared of trying out something completely different
> They think something that's free can't work properly
> They're just plain stupid

And their friends got it.

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You left out a third possiblity...

lack of drivers, espically for laptops....



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