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+ - The Linux Desktop and ISVs/OEMs->

Submitted by olau
olau (314197) writes "Michael Meeks who's worked on GNOME and LibreOffice integration for many years, now for SuSE, has some really interesting thoughts on the recent Linux desktop debacle and suggestions for possible strategies. He points out that regarding ISVs, the real issue isn't actually the quality of the tools but the size and attractiveness of the market, and perhaps that a solution could be lower barriers for paying or donating. Regarding OEMs selling hardware with software preinstalled, he points out that while free OS + software sounds good for consumers, it's actually a problem for OEMs on razor thin margins since they lose the cut they get from the preinstallations. A possible countermove could be nailing robustness and hardware diagnostics for good, lowering OEM support costs."
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Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

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