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Old 03-15-2009, 01:17 AM
 
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:26 AM
 
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Do you start any threads that aren't promoting Linux?
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:35 AM
 
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Do you start any threads that aren't promoting Linux?
Actually, most of my threads do not involve Linux. Here are a few in this forum:

Netbooks: biggest disadvantages - IMO: screen height
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46 Free Desktop Software Applications
Future trends: the death of CD and DVD media
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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Linux will never gain market share, or even more share than what Apple has, there are just way to many distro's, it is not very user friendly, and the software being created is made for windows based and Mac based machines. This is one area why Mac has taken more time in getting to where they are now, you will not find many software company's that are willing to spend the millions to port or re wright software to work on a machine that has such a small following.

I do have a couple Linux based servers, but I will not run a Linux based desktop. I come home from work and do not want to mess with it.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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Linux will never gain market share, or even more share than what Apple has, there are just way to many distro's, it is not very user friendly, and the software being created is made for windows based and Mac based machines.
I would agree. Linux is a great OS, but it's for the geeks. Unless they can get it to a point where you don't need the command line (I needed it just recently to install an HP print driver) the average computer user isn't gonna go near it, Nor are the people (like us techs) that have to provide support going to recommend it. I mean seriously, a command line driver installer? That's 15 year old technology.
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:06 AM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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I would agree. Linux is a great OS, but it's for the geeks. Unless they can get it to a point where you don't need the command line (I needed it just recently to install an HP print driver) the average computer user isn't gonna go near it, Nor are the people (like us techs) that have to provide support going to recommend it. I mean seriously, a command line driver installer? That's 15 year old technology.
They can get there. Just look at Apple, which uses a Unix OS for their Mac. Much nicer than what you can find on a Windows box. Of course, just because it can be done on Linux doesn't mean that it will be done. But I sure hope someone will.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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They can get there. Just look at Apple, which uses a Unix OS for their Mac. Much nicer than what you can find on a Windows box. Of course, just because it can be done on Linux doesn't mean that it will be done. But I sure hope someone will.
Apple has a major company developing the Mac OS, most Linux distros are done by non profit organizations. The problem getting Linux to a more modern GUI is well... lack of cohesion between developers.
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