April 29, 2002

Why Linux isn't on the desktop yet

From Rob Landley: "The answer to the title of this article is
a single sentence, but you'll have to read
the whole article to understand it. The Linux
community has an amazing blind spot, and
I'd like to rant about it a bit.

"I keep bumping into programmers who think
some program or other is needed to change
the world. They're wrong. "Linux just
needs this one program and then we'll be
ready!" they cry. I generally want to
slap these people until they snap out of
it (which is kind of hard to do through an
internet connection). They are making a fundamentally wrong assumption. It's not about programs.
It's about data.

Let me repeat that. Data formats are important.
Programs are not. Read more at Linuxandmain.com.."


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