Re: GRUB2 bad problem!
The sad truth is about one half of the average PC users don't even have a clue about the OS most of them use- Windows. Making something more familiar which the person does not understand to begin with is futile in my opinion. Most PC users expect everything to just work and unfortunately with windows even if it does initially it does not last. I have developed a decent work at home part time business working on PCs. The vast majority of my work is from Windows users who for the most part know how to turn the machine on and point & click a few things. They do not know even the basics about windows and do not want to learn. They look at their PC like a toaster- they put the bread in depress the handle and expect toast. Unfortunately as you and I know that is not the reality of a PC. Trying to make Linux more Windows-like will only disappoint & frustrate the majority of Windows users who try linux and just create unfavorable word of mouth advertising against Linux. We all know word of mouth is the most powerful form of advertising or promotion.
Originally Posted by Goldfish!
This is why I believe we need to stick our ground. The best "sales" approach is not to emphasize the failings of your competitor but rather to "sell" the things that your product can do which will enhance the experience of the "purchaser". In this respect it is exactly the differences between linux & windows that make linux a better OS. A final word I try to live up to: To thine own self be true!
P.S. Never forget this: Linux is not for everyone, just as windows is not for everyone. I could not care less if Linux ever catches up in market shares with windows or Mac. I use linux because I choose to. I am not part of a movement that wishes to overtake windows nor convert windows users. Those who will come to linux will probably come because they truly want a better OS. That is why I am here and for no other reason. We can talk about freedom and choice, but the bottom line is most of us want a better experience running an OS. Let's not ever lose sight of that and think that our mission is to convert the PC world to linux. The principle of attraction rather than promotion will garnish more "converts" than anything we can say or do.
Last edited by presence1960; January 15th, 2010 at 02:48 PM.
Multi-boot: Arch linux, Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7 & Windows 8