Originally Posted by Rakeesh
Dude, retail. Does the word retail mean anything to you? Yes, it's been on store shelves. Many, many times in fact, between 1998 and 2005. Eventually they stopped because it didn't sell sh*t.
Not to mention, several different companies bundled Linux with PC's. Unlike you, I was around to remember Corel Linux, Lindows/Linspire, Suse, Redhat (yes, the vanilla desktop version.) Hell, fry's electronics used to sell PC's that had Linux preinstalled.
Hell, Corel Linux and Lindows were all about nothing BUT end users in the desktop space.
Right, so if the desktop is pretty pointless for linux anyways, then why not just stick to something that has a point? E.g. Windows.
I didn't say anything about Linux, you made the assumption I was talking Linux because you know I use it. You actually brought Linux up in the thread with no valid reason whatsoever.
Are you going to bore us all with your 'Linux failed on the desktop because' talk? The desktop isn't everything you know and I don't know whether you know but lots of businesses fail to get any traction against big brand names in any type of business, especially the ones monopolised by huge companies with billions to throw about.