Why Linux on the Desktop is Wrong

Posted by raislinux2 on Jan 12, 2010 9:23 AM EDT
Reallylinux.com; By Walter V. Koenning
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If we want to see 2010 as a major movement year for desktop Linux deployments, we need to stop talking about it as if it "has not been ready" but "could now be ready." ... No one is willing to give up their favorite applications, or key tools, to move to a new environment -- even if it is far superior in quality, stability and cost. People are open to change when presented with a barrier (such as required upgrades or new purchases) and an easier alternative.

Too many Linux enthusiasts continue to tout, "this is the year of Linux on the desktop." I understand that Google's Chrome OS as well as other announcements make it seem like a pending reality. I am quite hopeful myself.

But perhaps this is a poor choice of focus if we really care about Linux success.

At the very least, it is getting painfully cliché to hear the oft repeated mantra that this is the year of "Linux on the desktop."

In perhaps one of the better assessments of whether Linux on the desktop...

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