But the biggest challenge is sexiness. There’s very little of it in Linux unless you’re an antisocial geek, and products like the Apple’s iPad illustrate this massive divide painfully. As Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, puts it, “Linux can compete with the iPad on price, but where’s the magic?”
Linux has the programmers, the managers, the community, the innovation, the time and the skill. But to succeed in 2010 and the coming decade, what it really needs is a magician or two.
Agree to a certain extent, but the future looks very promising. Now it’s the execution that matters I guess.