mintero wrote: If windows has chosen the simplicity-strategy and I choose this strategy too, that doesnt mean I have a windows mindset, but that I have the sense of the reality.
To be debated ...
Because as I see it Linux is "hard" for you simply because it is *different* ... is that the core of your theory why Linux is "hard" and "not intuitive"? Take my wife for example. She's a total computer noob. In other words: She was never ever exposed to Windows, or Microsoft products, or the Windows-way of doing things. Result? She thinks Linux is easy !!!
One time when we were at a friend's place and my wife and the other guy's lady wanted to check some stuff on the web, and so they were browsing around ... and promptly caught some stupid virus.
I had one hell of a hard time explaining my wife "Look darling, this is Windows, and in Windows you simply *MUST NOT*
click on stuff if you're not sure about the origin .... " Her reply to this was: "But I wasn't working as administrator!!"
(good girl ... she is a noob but even she understands this concept !!)
Again ... which one is "harder"? Especially "harder to maintain", "harder to keep safe", "harder to explain" because of all the illogic BS in there?
mintero wrote: There is enough place in linuxland for both of us.
Of course. I never ever said anything opposite. But there is a slight difference I think: I am almost a native of this land here, where as you are somewhere lost in the woods searching for the highway that will take you pronto and subito to from LinuxLand to DollarLand $$$
While this route is certainly possible it takes certain "driving skills" to get there, if I may say so.
mintero wrote: And for other people who have different opinions. Linux is in evolution.
And it always will be, because of it's open source nature.
mintero wrote: Most people who will join it, will see it as an alternative to Windows. So I am adapting my strategy to that direction.
While it certainly is an alternative to Windows, it is not the same as Windows. I think that's a part of the problem you (but also others) have as well: You expect the alternative to Windows to behave the exactly same as Windows and you expect from it that it follows the same (business) rules ... I am not so sure that this will work, if I may be honest with you
mintero wrote: I am talking business and not philosophy in this thread.
You nontheless shouldn't ignore that philosophy part, in my opinion.
mintero wrote: As about Xandros etc, many could be the reasons they failed to make a popular OS. Looking towards the good direction doesnt mean the result is garanteed.
But that's the point! Who said they were going into a "good" direction? The absence of success in their case proves they were wrong so far, regardless of what they thought.