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Re: SEUL: What's so hard about Linux...

At 11:20 AM 8/24/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Same deal here "What games does it have?" left and right...  Now, seems to
>me, that if Linux games ruled and there where LOTS of them for free, it's
>popularity would increase significantly.  Now from the the sentence above,
>we can discern some concerns of the newbie: (1)Security(which, IMHO, is a
>decidedly valid point), (2)Will it run their Win95 junk, and (3) games.  I
>know a gamer, he really doesn't care -*WHAT*- the interface is like, so
>long as it's got good games.  Frankly, Win95 games suck.  This is one
>serious weak spot of Win95.  TTYL!

All that most users are interested in are applications, not the OS.  The OS
itself s/b transparent (maybe an anathema to many people here).  If some
folks want to play around w/ the OS...fine.  But most people just want to
run apps, and are not interested in the OS. 

What makes Win95 so popular, IMO, is both all of the apps that are written
for it and (primarily) MS's hype.  And Linux apps tend to appeal to
"techies" (for want of a better term).  Maybe the Linux mainstream apps need
a lot more publicity?  [And Linux needs a "killer app" that'll make people
use Linux so they can have the app.  Don't forget that Lotus 1-2-3,
VisiCalc, and WordPerfect contributed mightily to the growth of the PC market.]

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."- Napoleon Bonaparte 

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