Everybody here have a little reason. Personally i think Linux is so much more than an OS. The Linux development system is the essential thing, and that is the diff with ms and the others. If XP or whatever is better than Linux or viceversa, is an important topic but come in second place.
We need to tell to the world about Linux. This had been written in this forum some times. The thing we don't accord yet is how
. I think we accord in this: we must not look like some religion fan or something like that. But nothing positive yet, we accord in things we must not to do, but nothing else. This need to be discussed by the community.
The proprietary software has his strategy. Their spend a lot of money in publicity. Their have some pacts with hardware manufacturers, with the sellers, etc, etc, we all know that.
We really want to do that? We want to take that way to win the "desktop war" or something?
This is not a rhetoric question. I am seriously asking this. I have not the answer.
May be the answer is yes, may be not.
Linux already won some battles, i.e. the server market. When hi performance is involved, Linux is there and not ms. This is a good point to work with in our goal to increase the Linux users. May be working for Linux being used by the Indy/F1 engineers and get a "Linux powered car" is a good idea, of course, people must know about that, and advertisement is involved here.
So, i think this needs more discussion, and all the post here have some good points.
@helios: good luck, i hope you are rigth and not me, and please not get offended if i disagree about the use of a sponsored car. If you get your goal I will be supporting your car, and i hope this will be good to the Linux community.
PS: Excuse my english, I have not time to check this post, I usually do that (with poor results