The FOSS world must understand “just install Linux” won’t cut it. We must make “the whole widget” as Jobs would say.

But don’t listen to me, let Stallman make the case:

Richard: I’ve never installed the GNU plus Linux system on a computer myself.

Me: Really?

Richard: I always found someone who knew how to do that. Got someone to do it for me.

Me: So it was so difficult that you have not installed…

Richard: No, it's just that I was so busy, I didn’t wanna learn how.

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@aral That pretty much sums up why the Mac is so compelling for people: it pretty much just work, it's thoughtfully designed, and it's a complete package. They don't have to worry about hardware choices. People just have to say "I like that one." It's a basic marketing concept: make it easy as possible for the client to say 'Yes.'

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