[Novalug] Where is Linux today?
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Tue Jun 17 13:38:10 EDT 2008
On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:55:01PM -0400, Maxwell Spangler wrote:
> A thread on dclug asking why there aren't any Linux conferences or many
> install fests got me thinking (and writing) about where Linux is today.
You mean like linux world, 8/4 in San Francisco?
As to install fests, maybe the installer software has gotten to a
point that they are not so necessary for the typical geek and the
typical linux "customer" is no longer one who will install an OS
themselves, but will pay a consultant to install and maintain the system.
> My answer to why there are no linux conferences is this three-parter:
> 1) We don't need Linux conferences to promote Linux.
> 2) We don't want Linux conferences any more. The excitement and
> momentum of the earlier Linux community has gone (or greatly diminished)
> 3) A successful Linux conference today would require a big effort and
> big money to produce.
Your explanations are valid and intertwined. Linux is basically an OS.
What OSs today have conferences? Windows Vista? Mac OS X? We've
moved to a point where the emphasis is more on using the computer
rather than how the computer works.
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