[LINK] Apple's Intel Desktop Move Threatens Linux Desktop,
Deus Ex Machina
vicc at cia.com.au
Thu Jun 9 10:53:55 EST 2005
Con Zymaris [conz at cyber.com.au] wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 08:00:45AM +1000, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> > Apple's Intel Desktop Move Threatens Linux Desktop, Longhorn
> > http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1825058,00.asp
> > there is an interesting article on slashdot about the user experience
> > of linux vs OS X
> > http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/06/08/135209&from=rss
> > the problem with linux and especiaslly linux users is they are so
> > technology centric that becoming user centric is not really on the
> > cards. the "reputational benefits" lauded over financial benefits
> > of free development virtually enshrine technology focus over a user focus.
> > this is a fundamental flaw in the FLOSS model. FLOSS is imo
> > nothing more then a democratisation of r&d. like all good r&d
> > it needs commercialising to make it palatable to end users. that
> > commercialising today simply doesnt exist.
> There are hundreds of thousands of Linux developers/techies and tens of
> millions of Linux users. Not all are 'technology centric'.
> In the end, if there is a need and a market, businesses will come to the
> fore and take up the cudgel.
gpled isnt it.
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