Dricot: A freasy future for GNOME
Posted Aug 13, 2012 8:44 UTC (Mon) by Pawlerson
In reply to: Dricot: A freasy future for GNOME
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I'd argue that most Linux desktops users are those looking to tinker and play around. Look at the install base of proprietary drivers, the excitement over Steam, and the constant demand for more ISVs to support Linux. I don't see Freedom being the most valued attribute of Linux on the desktop.
From my observations freedom doesn't matter much for most of the Linux users, but it's the most important to Linux itself. What most users want is software. That's why Windows is so popular. Its users don't care if their toy OS has vulnerabilities that come from DOS or that GUI operates in the kernel space. Bring software to Linux and Windows will loose an only advantage.
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