For a mass market in Linux to develop, such a market needs protection at consumer price points. And they need to see a variety of vendors offering this service.
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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Fedora users will have the security capabilities while the feds are still evaluating it, and their implementations could easily beat that of the feds to market, assuming code works as advertised.
He gave me a t-shirt, inspired by the movie Napoleon Dynamite. "Vote for JBoss," it reads, then on the back, "and all your wildest dreams will come true."
Patching is far more complex in the Linux world than in Windows, because systems and what they run are far more diverse. But it's worth someone's business plan.
Would an OSI which accepted what Microsoft, and other proprietary companies, want to deem "open" be stepping up or knuckling under?
While the general public may just pirate software and movies, government must be more circumspect.
If Laura DiDio really has come around on the advantages of Linux and open source, I thought, check for flying pigs.
Windows problems are so common that even home-based users know they must pay a $50/year "user tax" in order to have an anti-virus company manage the delivery of patches to them. Is there a way to deliver that value to open source users without delivering that cost?
In order for desktop Linux to succeed, it needs a Killer App that does not exist in Windows, a compelling set of applications that will cause people to switch.
Short version of LMI's statement. That was just a preliminary decision. There are nasty people trying to seize this trademark in other countries. Send money.