Monday, 5 January 2009

Linux ad comp

I found this link today about a competition to create a Linux ad to counter the "I'm a Mac. I'm a PC" ads.

The most interesting thing i read was in the comments. A lot of people were out bagging Linux as too hard to use. One person even said the Mac was the best desktop experience these days. I find it sad that Apple can take a base like BSD and create a better experience for users in a few years (about 8 I'd guess), when Linux has been banging away at it for 20.

I reckon this stems from a cultural problem at Linux headquarters. Some of this has been pointed out indirectly by Miguel De Icaza before. A pity as I want Open Source to work and I'd love to have a really good Open Source alternative to windows.

Wouldn't it be nice if there was only one or two flavours of linux instead of 85 or so.

This distribution chart shows it well.