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What Linux Needs Is Some Good Marketing

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It's been an exciting year for Linux so far, thanks at least in part to the release of Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal," which is shaping up to be the first desktop Linux release targeted squarely at newcomers to the free and open source operating system.

That's a great and powerful thing for Linux in general--regardless of the resistance Unity has encountered from some longtime users--and it amazes me to see how far Canonical has come with its mainstream focus. If Linux is to enjoy more success in "the masses," then this step had to be taken.

Now that we seem to be getting this close, however, it's making me think more than ever about what Linux still needs, and one of the biggest things I see is marketing.

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