Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Some highlights include:
"After all, it's Linux I'm talking about. What's the impact of Windows Vista on this specific OS? Unlike Mac OS X, Linux hasn't managed to take any advantage on the long lasting vacation Microsoft sent its operation system on until 2006. We all kept hearing about Linux server innovations...But not a word from desktop area."
"The lack of unified distribution, or even better, the presence of dozen distributions is the first thing that comes to everybody's mind when talking of the Linux desktop failure. Or maybe "failure" it's too hard word describing the situation. Let's say "low rate of adoption"."
"Actually, there are only three things missing: an easier using method, support and marketing. Windows has the advantage of offering its users wizards for almost anything, while Linux can't help you too much with that."
"As a Open Source, Linux has the advantage of being a free service. On the other side, you have no one to call if something goes wrong, and for a new user is even harder. If you decide to use Linux and don't know much about installing and administrating, you have a good chance to fail and join some forum you can't understand and, finally, to give up."
Go get 'em Boy!