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Jul 17, 2009


Royal Farros

Whenever I read about Linux and improving the user experience, I always think about Eazel back at the turn of the century (weird to say that, eh?).

Eazel's mission was to make Linux usable.

The company was founded by the people that made the Mac... in fact, the *original* Apple evangelist, Mike Boich, was CEO (also of Pivot monitors fame)... even Andy Hertzfeld was aboard. 'Bout as "Dream Team" as you can get if you really want to make Linux easier.

I remember having a conversation with Mike when Eazel was closing... I couldn't believe it... seemed like such a good thing to do... he said, bottomline, they just didn't see a way to make money, everyone in the Linux world wants everything for free.

That was the state of the Linux market back then... wonder if people think that is true today?


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