Re: An open letter to the debian community
On Mon, 6 Dec 1999, Randy Edwards wrote:
> > the big battles and then mop up the little ones later. Get Linux on every
> > webserver first ... then worry about the applications and pick them off
> > one-by-one.
> I think the same logic can be used to point to the need of getting Linux
> to the desktop.
> Until serious headway is made on the desktop, we're not going to see
> dramatic shifts in 3rd party developers; thus we'll be relegated to people
> thinking of Linux as only a server system. And given that many people
> familiar with NT workstation automatically assume they know how to run NT
> server, we'll be relegated to being a "complex" server system.
> As much as people complain about ignorant Windows users, those same users
> are pretty critical to Linux's success.
Which is why people should be applauding Corel rather than looking for
every opportunity to snipe at them.