I do not know where to place this message so here it is:
I believe a marketing error prevents the Linux family from becoming more popular and getting a larger piece of the wold market pie.
The competion with Windows occurs in a market segment that is already occupied by Windows.
But there is a huge market elsewhere just screaming for Linux that is being ignored.
I am talking about the up coming markets such as Africa.
There is no money there...yet.
Illegal Windows are the standard among the poor, viruses as rampant as the real ones..
The market share for the Linux family would explode once the rumour gets around in these parts of the world.
What is needed to bring this about?
The problem in such markets is that internet connection is almost exclusively analoog with a speed often as low as 20Kb/s.
This stops many from switching to Linux.
The solution :
Make it possible to manually download once and install limitless times.
This happens to be the Windows way.
I spend a lot of time in Africa and see a market waiting to be served.
Now that I have switched from Windows to Linux Mint my self I should like to start this process in Africa as well.
Is manually downloading and installing of software already possible and if so, how?