Ubuntu 8.04 Is Ready to Take On Windows
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Thu May 1 06:39:36 UTC 2008
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:32 PM, Senectus . <senectus at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 2:16 PM, michael wilson <ubuntu.eeepc at gmail.com>
> > Of course, the main reason linux (ubuntu) will never over take windows
> > the same reason Mac will never over take windows...MONEY.
> > Symantec makes windows software (primarily and first) because of money.
> > Adobe makes windows software (primarily and first) because of money.
> > every startup wants to either be the next Microsoft or be bought by
> > Microsoft.
> > Ubuntu is great, but the FREE model does not make much money.
> > Sorry, but that is the truth. Keep trying with the grass roots efforts
> > little by little home users will use it more and more, but thats about
> > Rock on Ubuntu.
> > Michael
> See this sort of thinking is nothing more than distracting.
> Commercialism enforces the fact that money will follow innovation, not
> the other way around.
> The primary reason from my piece of the enterprise workplace that OSS
> hasn't yet broken through to the primary choice and dominant force in
> the workplace is *support*.
> Support of skilled IT workers to deploy and manage OSS in an efficient
> and cost effective manner
> Support of software in specialized industries.
> I work for a company that could easily make the decision to dump
> millions into Linux. Make no mistake that we want to make use of the
> phenomenon that is OSS and Linux.
> Except that the reliable cost effective software that allows us to dig
> dirt out of the ground cheaply and transport it hundreds of kilometers
> to put on a ship and sell to China for a ridiculous profit does not
> run on Linux, not even under Wine.
> This also goes for all the other systems that we have to put together
> so they act as a single integrated system that works from "the coal
> face" all the way to the customer on the other side of the world.
> Worse yet even if there was a system that let us do that, there isn't
> the staff with the skills to support it.
> The way I see it, the technology is doing very well and moving at an
> acceptable pace, it''s the training of the people that are required to
> support it that is letting it down.
> Ubuntu Hardy 8.04
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