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Sidney 20th April 2005 21:32

Can Linux be Marketed Successfully?
Letís admit it, Linux is not perfect. In fact, no operating system is perfect. But since many Linux gurus and advocates regard Linux so highly and claim that itís in utmost state of readiness for the masses, why is it that Linux isnít gaining any momentum in the industry? The fact is that itís still a minuscule operating system that probably holds two percent of the total OS market. Quite frankly, the Linux community needs be proactive and go after a higher share of the market if they want major companies to adopt it. After all, why would a company waste its time and personnel resources on something that barely scratches the surface of their needs or is cumbersome to use? This is especially true with mid-sized corporations on strict budgets.

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wutske 21st April 2005 10:49

I'm pro-linux, but to be honest, I rahter have the big companies and 'the mass' using windows, so that linux remains safe.
I mean, why is windows so vulnerable (not only becaus m$ sucks), but it's because it's popular and that's good, for the ad-companies and viruswriters.
Why don't they make a virus for Mac, or lots of adware program, just because the impact isn't big enough.
Same for IE & FF. Now ff is gaining some market share, vulnerabilities are found much faster than before.

Ow, and big companies prefer using windows because of the same reason they use Intel. They know it, it worked for many years and they know the know-how of it. (my dad is a system operator and he never used and prolly never will use an AMD, it's Intel all the way. Their servers run WinNT4.0 and they still do. He only has 1 server, an old pc, running linux and as long as he doesn't have to do a thing with it, he's happy (it's a server from another departement (?) and someone else does the configuring).

Sidney 21st April 2005 17:15

The similarity between Xtreme Overclockers and Virus "creators" -

1) They both search for fame.
2) Sense of "accomplishment".
3) Target the most populars effecting the most.

The difference; the latter are sick bastards. The reason IE lures more attackers because they are the most popular and with more users, hence creating more "harms".

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