On 2009-05-12, wispygalaxy <wispygalaxy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Doctor Smith wrote:
>> On Fri, 08 May 2009 19:43:58 -0400, wispygalaxy wrote:
>>> Well, most Linux users don't fall under a narrow set of characteristics.
>> Many however do.
> Where’s the proof for that??
>>> Learn to open your mind. As Linux spreads, there will be more types of
>>> people using it. :)
>> The problem is Linux is not spreading.
>> At least not desktop Linux.
>> We've been hearing this same line for 15+ years and it hasn't happened
>> If Linux is unable to take advantage of Microsoft's screw ups, like
>> Windows ME and Vista, then Linux is totally doomed as a mainstream desktop
>> system and no amount of squawking in COLA will change that.
> The Linux desktop needs to have more advertising.
I don't think so. What needs to be done is more Linux machines need to
be set up by the big OEMs.. Dell, Asus, Acer, Toshiba, Sony etc.. I
suspect that backroom deals with Microsoft prevents this from happening.
> Not many people have heard about it before, sadly.
> In my IT class this past fall, I was the only one who heard of Linux.
Oh dear! You must live in the USA.
> People are mystified by computers, and they are afraid about switching over
> to new operating systems. Proper advertising will let people know that
> Linux is a great alternative. Even two years ago I never would have
> dreamed about using Linux. Thankfully, the Internet helps spread
> information about Linux that the mainstream media fails to mention.
Hmmm... I think people don't even *know* what an operating system is.
They know *brands* such as Windows and Apple. They associate the name
"Windows" with the computer, rather than as an optional software
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