What makes it so interesting and special then? It's the fact that NYT is not some magazine with a technology or even IT focus. It does not even specifically address business users. Instead, it is a totally mainstream publication, read by millions of very ordinary people. The title of the article is 'The Next Leap for Linux'. I think that the mere fact of desktop Linux being discussed in the mainstream press is already a very important next leap.
It is coverage like this that can help Linux to break out of specialist circles. Most mainstream users are not aware of any alternatives to Windows, obscure EULAs, worms and viruses, DRM madness, vendor lock-in, and so on. The NYT today has done a lot to show those people that there are other ways that a free and low-cost.
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Comment by paradoxsm, on 5-Oct-2007 17:15
And guess what i'm using now!!! Clue: It's not made by Microsoft.
It's the start of my migration away from the dependencies of Windblows and i'm starting to install it for others at least as a dual-install just so people can get a taste of an alternative.
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