[clug-talk] Could this be the year?
khangyi at shaw.ca
Mon Jun 15 17:32:42 PDT 2009
It will be the year of the Linux desktop, for the general public that is, when
the corp. media actually reports stuff about linux, and you hear about it in
the news etc... Not while 90% of the people think they only can have windows
with their computer, and could not be bothered. A rebellious computer user ,
98% of them, think there are 2 options PC=Windows and a MAC ... that's it.
Linux is not presented as an option. It also ads to the shameful state of
affairs that we basically hold our events in secret, only advertising to
close friends and supporters. If we don't come out of the closet with this
Linux thing, there will never be a Year of the Linux desktop, ever. Corp
media will not do it, neither will computer stores like best buy, dell,
hp ... They all keep their Linux related offers unannounced to the general
public. If you smelt a strong stench of frustration , you got it. This rant
if you like, is meant to spur you into action and whip your advocacy muscles
hard to get them moving.
Ps: You is not personal, nor does it single out CLUG members, it a generic
Linux enthusiast enumeration in this case.
On Friday 12 June 2009 20:54:23 TekBudda wrote:
> With the penguins winning the cup...it makes we wonder if maybe...this
> could be the year of the Linux Desktop?
> Detroit underestimated them & the got schooled...Microsoft tends to
> underestimate Linux.....and well... who knows? ;-)
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