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Meeks: Linux on the (consumer) Desktop

Meeks: Linux on the (consumer) Desktop

Posted Sep 12, 2012 18:11 UTC (Wed) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
In reply to: Meeks: Linux on the (consumer) Desktop by anselm
Parent article: Meeks: Linux on the (consumer) Desktop

If the netbook manufacturers didn't even try to seriously sell netbooks with a reasonable Linux, the »failure« of Linux on netbooks doesn't prove that Linux can't fly on desktop machines, because it still might if it was done properly.

It absolutely will fly when “done properly”. Unfortunately it becomes more and more obvious that “done properly == done behind the closed doors without involvement of the community”. Which is… kinda sad.

The only remaining question is: will it be done on basis of Android or are there other possibilities? Time will show us, I guess.


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Meeks: Linux on the (consumer) Desktop

Posted Sep 12, 2012 19:50 UTC (Wed) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

"Unfortunately it becomes more and more obvious that “done properly == done behind the closed doors without involvement of the community”. Which is… kinda sad."

It becomes nothing of the kind. The various netbook's weird and ugly linux distributions were exactly that: done behind closed doors without community involvement.

The whole idea that "done properly == done behind the closed doors" is awfully close to the idea that "what this country needs is a strong man, not democracy."


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