[TriLUG] Switching distros based on marketing, rumor, FUD --
or based on technical merit?
bfox at linuxheadquarters.com
Fri Nov 7 18:36:36 EST 2003
On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 13:38, Mike Mueller wrote:
> On Friday 07 November 2003 08:33, Brent Fox wrote:
> > Here's a quote: "However, Szulik expects Linux to be ready in a couple
> > of years after it has had time to mature."
> > It doesn't sound like he's writing off the home desktop forever to me.
> If your sister started a business would you ask your local newspaper to
> print a story about how her venture is immature and people should avoid her
> business for a couple of years? It might be true but you wouldn't say it. If
> you did your family would be hurt and your friends would think you're a jerk.
If my sister was planning on opening a bookstore across the street from
Barnes and Noble for example, I would advise her to make sure she had
the right strategy and was ready to compete against a company with
infinitely more money and power.
Having said that, I don't see what your analogy has to do with the
article. Matthew wasn't talking about his sister's business, he was
talking about his own business.
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