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Re: Linux desktop - The chicken and the egg

__/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Saturday 04 March 2006 13:20 \__

> "You have to realize that companies like Dell, HP, eMachines, etc., are
> about fulfilling demand, not trying to create it. If you're Dell, and
> you do 100 percent of your desktop business with Windows and are
> already in the No. 1 slot, there's not a lot of incentive to invest in
> creating, marketing, promoting and supporting a new operating system on
> their computers. They will only do this once the demand is there,"
> Carmony said.
> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1897398,00.asp
> This article is actually better than the first one....
> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1895846,00.asp
> "Some day, somewhere, some company will have to have the guts to face
> down Microsoft and make it possible for anyone to easily buy a Linux
> desktop."

This are not recent articles. Have you dug them using Google? These items are
interesting nonetheless. Here's something 'fresh' about the Government crash
testing Open Source, probably in preparation for adoption.

  ( Homeland Security report tracks down rogue open source code )

Some time ago (~month), plenty of money was invested in bug tracking. The
intention was to 'cleanse' Open Source solutions by filing bug reports, if
any bugs are found. The controversy was over the lack of investment in
patching, but let's stay on topic.

Again, this is probably the step which precede the adoption. The Governments
seek confidence through tests by authorised professionals, as though they
need an approval, legally. It's a case of taming the puppy, making it a
grown-up dog.

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