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Fwd: Re: [SLE] Editor's Note: RIP: Linux on the Desktop

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Subject: Re: [SLE] Editor's Note: RIP: Linux on the Desktop
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 18:36:50 -0500
From: Curtis Rey <crrey@xxxxxxxx>
To: "Fred A. Miller" <fm@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
"SuSE Linux List" <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>

Ok, who's padding this guys account? 3 guesses and the first 2 don't count.
I say shoot the M$ infiltrators and burn their corpse on the lawns in
Redmond. He isn't by any chance related to David Coursey is he?
Don't tell the guys at,, Ximian, or Gnome - I wouldn't
want to be responsible for a rash of mass suicides. Give me a break

Correct me if I'm wrong. Didn't IBM start out with corporate mainframes and
then introduce the "PC"? And, didn't the PC take on a life of its own? And
aren't we seeing the same trend with Linux - get accepted on the corporate
side and then the rest to follow (unless your UNIX)? So how does it follow
that seeing success on the corporate side tolls the death bell for the
end-user and the gui? 'splain dis to me Lucy! And if "Eazel" was the
end-all, beat-all killer app that kill the Linux destop with it's demise.
I have to go now and take an asparin.

Just my 2+ cents. Curtis Rey

On Tuesday 22 May 2001 02:40 pm, Fred A. Miller wrote:
> NOT good, from a supposedly PRO-Linux source!
> Fred
> ______________
> "OK, it's official: Linux on the desktop is dead.
> Oh, sure, the corpse is still kicking around a little, and there's some
> debate about whether the patient is officially dead. But all we're
> waiting for now is the official death certificate from the coroner.
> The recent death of Eazel, as well as Corel's inability to practically
> give away the desktop-oriented Corel Linux, are two strong indications
> that there isn't an acceptable rate of return on Linux desktop
> development. (Plus, a leading Linux distribution that put a lot of
> resources into desktop Linux will shortly be announcing staff layoffs
> and budgetary cutbacks.) Without investment, Linux on the desktop will
> recede to a less frenetic rate of development: the enthusiasts will
> still develop code because they believe in the code, but the less
> enthusiastic -- and those with demanding day jobs -- will disappear
> from the scene. Such is the way of all movements: either the
> professionals take over and the movement evolves, or the movement
> recedes."


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