[kwlug-disc] interesting piece on the power of open source

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Dec 1 14:44:49 EST 2009


I agree.  The question is where is the tipping point where people say
"Good enough"?  75%, 90%, better than the rest?

Honestly, for most people, if it is the software installed on their
laptop, they learn to deal with it.  And it has to be *really* bad to
affect the purchase of the next laptop.  Inertia.

On Tue, 2009-12-01 at 14:09 -0500, Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List
Account) wrote:
> On December 1, 2009 01:25:23 pm Lori Paniak wrote:
> > Let's not get carried away.  There are a number of issues that FLOSS
> > still has to deal with.  Like the "70% working" problem, or the problem
> > of support.  Beyond appliances, can FLOSS deliver what the retail
> > end-user wants, in a way they can stomach?
> 
> I would ask the exact same thing for commercial software.  Sure, it may hit 
> 80% or even 90%, but very little software from any source ever gets to what 
> I'd consider "really complete."
> 
> -A.
> 
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