Open source fans are DICTATORS!!!
Linux doesn't need to an advertisement campaign. It's not about market share.
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I think the Muso's here should create an "Open Sauce / Linux" Anthem. Mixing/Changing genre's at the breaks...
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Get a bunch of us superenthusiastic brand newbies to make a music video!
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Non-Geeky Girls Love Linux Too!
Thank you JillSwift, that's precisely what I was talking about - spreading the word is not enough and we don't talk about market shares, we talk about knowing the options for making a choice.
Also the market share is not such a bad thing. It maybe not the primary linux idea but why then they sell computers with pre-installed linux? There is some profit there. And where are money there is a report and so a share analysys as well.
In my country, more and more people use computers. We're kinda IT country as here programers are a well developed tribe Many of us are programers or at least into the IT industry. But the majority are into Windows development or at least use Windows as a primary OS. Not to talk for the casual computer user. For the majority of people Linux is the Big Complex Thing and Oh No I Can't Use That!! True some don't want it for specific software reason - they use something that does not exist or it's not working the same way on Linux.
I am personally very happy with the improvement of the GUI last years. I would never use anything without a user-friendly GUI. The shell is cool and brings me nostalgic feeling for times 12years ago, but nowadays everything must be user-friendly. The GUI tuning for the netbooks is even simplified and makes me quite optimistic.
But that's not enough. I stone people when I show them compizfusion effects...and they still use Windows. Why? Because that's the well-known thingy they used for years and they are familiar with and don't like to leave their well-suited little world.
Microsoft did it right, the message is "even 7y old kid and 90y old lady could do these cool things with few clicks of the mouse on their home computer for few minutes, so everybody can do great things easily at home with our operating system!". Pretty straight-forward. I used to learn marketing at school and that's exactly like they teached us to spread messages - simply.
Ad campains are a must for the industry, otherwise Linux would remain exactly that well known to the mass user, as the coolest web-application framework is now known to my aunt.
Current Ubuntu versions for example, require so less of administration and maintenance in contrast to Windows and what? Majority still use Windows. It's just already into their conciousness that PC IS Windows and that Windows Is Easy, as well as Everything Else Do Not Worth Using. Don't know how's in USA guys - you there have the Mac well known for a long time, but in Europe where Mac is not so spread, users think of a PC and they imediatelly think of Windows.
GNU/Linux is an Ocean and Windows is an River always flooded by bugs, viruses, errors, spyware/adware and anything else... that's why I L0v3 GNU/LinuX
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