__/ [Liam Slider] on Friday 17 February 2006 01:46 \__
> On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 01:40:13 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Novell's New CTO Says Linux Desktop Is Ripe for Adoption
>> "Novell's new CTO Jeff Jaffe is very bullish on the outlook for the Linux
>> desktop going forward, saying he believes it is on the cusp of a
>> significant adoption wave."
> If the things I'm seeing are any indication, the primary motivators
> are....Microsoft Windows viruses, Microsoft Windows spyware, and Microsoft
> Windows Vista.
Windows as a repellent is not the only factor though. In fact, suggesting
that users migrate to Linux for spite would be damaging to its image.
Neglecting security aspects, I will not deny the fact that Windows has a
place in some people's home or office (not mine), but it lacks too much
functionality. To get more functionality, one must pay. Even then, issues
like stability and inability to extend (among several more) stand in one's