A failed attempt by Linux to market itself

January 9, 2007

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It makes me somewhat sad to write about the Linux community’s latest attempt at bringing their product to the wider public.

MakeTheMove.net is a website dedicated to spreading the word on why Linux and other FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) are the right choice for average Joes and Joans and not just for the ubergeeks.

Ironically, the website looks like a parody of Linux’ user unfriendliness. It is a failed attempt at being communicative. The layout of graphic elements and text is downright bad and unattractive. The long (and wide) paragraphs are difficult to read and worse – downright boring. The “Why Should I Move?” section is a depressing example of this.

I am a fan of Linux as a concept, I guess. Nut as much as I admire the development of a powerful and robust open source OS, the last time I installed Linux on my machine was back in the days of RedHat v5.2. MakeTheMove.net certainly doesn’t make me want to give it another try.

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