[ubuntu-uk] BBC Vista Coverage
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Wed Jan 31 15:34:23 GMT 2007
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> Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 20:09:17 +0000
> From: paul mellors < paul at paulmellors.net <mailto:paul at paulmellors.net>>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] BBC Vista Coverage
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> John McCourt wrote:
> > No offense, but Linux is not gonna have any chance at
> > competing with the marketing drive of Microsoft over
> > the next few months.
> Linux will never compete with the marketing drive of Microsoft. And
> windows users will never swap until it's just as easy to use and easy to
> setup and it has the same support the same driver support the same
> applications, oh you know what i mean i needn't go on....
> I disagree, I think it would be more realistic to say "windows users
> will never swap until you can walk into a shop and buy a Linux PC that's
> already been set up for you", I think that by far most of the Windows
> PCs are bought 'as is' and most users never go near an O/S installation
> or pugrade.
In recent years the retail preinstalled market and the hold that ms
has - by whatever means - produces no choice and defacto 'computer =
windows' for most non techy users.
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