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Re: Desktop Linux



swhiser wrote:

swhiser wrote:

Karsten Wade wrote:

On Tue, 2005-08-16 at 20:17 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:


Hi

Aza dotzler presentation on requirements for Desktop Linux is a relevant article for what is appealing to the target audience

http://piercedotzler.com/asa/linux%20%96%20in%20search%20of%20the%20desktop.pdf




Owch, painful to read presentation. Guess my desktop isn't ready for it.

This is the usual chicken-egg problem.  He is full of what desktop
developers should do.


Linux Desktop adoption is a set if social problems. Nowhere is it being discussed in open-source circles what the go-to-market strategy is to get across the Chasm.


Companies have a strategies and are martialing their resources while Linux becomes more palatable to Mom & Pop:

Red Hat: [you know better than I]
Novell: [slow progress] IBM: Workplace! This is brilliant because it makes Windows irrelevant without threatening its replacement. It is a Cross-the-Chasm strategy that acknowledges that large oganizations really don't want to touch the desktop. I mean, the only thing more freightening than the patch regime and the instability of Windows is the idea of disturbing it. We need non-threatening alternatives while popular opinion moves to accept a Linux situation.


-Sam



There are a few good points in there, which are overshadowed by problems
not addressed. For example, how does he propose getting all of these
preferences off a proprietary file system and out of proprietary
applications? To live side-by-side, Windows needs to be installed on a
FAT file system, which is usually not the case in the NTFS world.


I appreciate that Linux desktop developers are trying to do better than
just to cater to Windows users.

People act like Windows is the be-all of computer experience.  People
get used to changes because they have to.  Linux desktop being
widespread will likely come about for the same reason Windows got
widespread -- businesses adopted it, users got used to it at work, and
they brought it home.

When that happens, I will be proud that we didn't produce a Windows
clone.

- Karsten



The presentation speaks for itself as to why Linux can't get across. -Sam Hiser



I mean, is that Sanscrit? -Sam


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