[ubuntu-uk] BBC Vista Coverage

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Wed Jan 31 15:34:23 GMT 2007

Martyn wrote:
>     Message: 3
>     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
>     To: British Ubuntu Talk <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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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
>     games
>     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.

alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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