Linux isn't ready yet for the desktop

Posted on Friday, Jul 15 2005 @ 09:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Asa Dotzler from Mozilla gave his thoughts on Linux. He says Linux is simple not ready yet for the desktop as it still has four big issues for regular people: migration, stability, simplicity and comfort.
I think of Linux today the way I think of Mozilla 1.0 from just a few years ago: a very capable product with a very limited audience. If Linux makes major inroads on the desktop, it will probably be as a result of the same kind of focus that put Firefox on tens of millions of desktops, a focus on migration, stability, simplicity, and comfort.
You can read Asa's full article on Linux over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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