Assuming We Want FreeBSD to Grow: Who Is It For?

Sander Vesik sander.vesik at
Thu Feb 17 02:49:34 PST 2005

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 04:21:31 +0100, Anthony Atkielski
<atkielski.anthony at> wrote:
> > That's why OpenSource is looking more attractive to your "non-average"
> > user and company IT nuts.
> It looks superficially attractive, but it's not really a viable
> alternative to Windows, mostly because the vast majority of desktop
> applications are written for Windows.  If any application could run on
> any OS, a large segment of the market would probably leave Windows
> tomorrow, but there's no change of the application situation changing
> any time soon.

It would be very nice if you started off by demonstarting some basic
understanding of modern desktop computer use patterns, both at homes
and in corporate settings. As thinsg stand what you say applies to
just a portion of desktops.

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