Linux was created by geeks, grown and nurtured by geeks, and unless something is done fairly soon to change the presentation and the image, it will remain a system for geeks.
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Linux has carved a little slice of success for itself in nearly every industry, with the exception of television and streaming video. Why? Does it matter?
Every week tech news is full of recycled articles on reasons to use Linux. They don't bring anything new or useful to the discussion-- So what are some real reasons for you to use Linux?
To many people, Ubuntu is Linux. Which means that their perception, for good or ill, is determined by Ubuntu. Matt Hartley reminds us there is more to Linux than just Ubuntu.
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Linux is not about shiny toys for cheap or free. It's much more important than that.
Novell throws FOSS under the bus to make a deal with Microsoft. Pamela Jones wonders why bother with Groklaw, if helping companies like Novell only leads to getting the shaft yet again?
KDE4 has come a long way since its bumpy initial releases. Bruce Byfield has some ideas on how it could be even better.
Must Linux beat Windows on the desktop? Is dumbing down Linux the price of success? Are they even comparable?
So exactly what does Ubuntu contribute to free software? The answer, I think, is different from what those in either extreme seem to believe.
Once again, the seemingly silly question of "Does free software offer too many choices?" pops up. What's the point? Why even ask? Bruce Byfield answers thoughtfully.
There are many reasons for Linux's roaring success everywhere except the desktop; reasons abound for this, and at least one significant reason is a self-inflicted wound: the Terminal Bully.
Why aren't open source mailers keeping up with the rest of the Linux desktop, and being blown away by Gmail?
Emery Fletcher asks what IS the right market for Linux? The mythical Average User? No way.
Some things seem so obvious I feel silly even saying them. And this is one of them: any IT staffer who only knows one operating system is not worth hiring.
Another geekfights roils the sphere-o-sphere; this time it's accusations that Ubuntu is a glory hound and a code hog. Bruce Byfield peers into the smoke and flames to find out where is the beef.