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|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Maybe its because lindows just sucked
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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 13:12:49 -0400
From: Mark Simko
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Maybe its because lindows just sucked
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> Look at this new Apple Laptop with the touch screen. Nothing stopped
> SuSE, IBM or Ubuntu from creating this first, and marketing it strongly.
Is that a business need or just eye candy? You are referring to the
multitouch technology, right? Because Ubuntu works just fine on my
convertible Toshiba with a touchscreen. I haven't found a great onscreen
keyboard / handwriting recognition app yet, but that will come.
> And thats not all. The X11 interface is hobbled in most environments and
> development appications because of the work done making everything Windows
> Compatable. That includes OpenOffice, all the databases, Ximian, KDE
OpenOffice must be windows compatible for market penetration. Without
compatibility, it will sink below the waves.
> EVERYTHING. They are frankly just so damn stupid it is fustrating.
> Novell and IBM can wrap server side services to desktop applicaitons in a
> truly secure and light way in ways MS could NEVER duplicate without ripping
> up their entire foundation and starting from scratch. What are they waiting
> for. They're years too late and a billion dollars short.
They are waiting for a true business case with realizable roi.
btw, I'm not surprised that Lindows went belly up. They didn't position
themselves as better. They positioned themselves as cheaper.
How about this - Linux is a lot more convenient. It comes all inclusive!
> > So Linux on the desktop success depends upon the success of Flash on
> > Linux? Please!!! That's just eye candy.
> Why isn't Thea being pushed? Who is marking it?
> Better yet, why are we stuffing X11 functionality into the damn web browser?
For available anywhere apps. But ultimately for recurring revenue.