PCWorld announces new blog: LinuxLink. Wow, it's only taken PCWorld a mere 10 years to come up with this fantastic brainchild. I'm impressed. There's nothing quite like being on the leading edge of technological advances like Linux. I hope their rapid move in this obtuse new direction doesn't singe their nose hairs or scare off readers.
I don't know, PCWorld guys, do you think you might be giving too much credence to this little niche OS? I mean--a whole blog? It sounds crazy and risky but it just might work.
I have a few pointers for the PCWorld editorial staff and author Keir Thomas (The lucky blogger in this outrageous project):
1. It's pronounced Lihnux, short i--not Lyenux, long i as in luddite.
2. It works on Desktops, Enterprise systems, cell phones, and even wristwatches.
3. Focus on the positive side of Linux--people are tired of Microsoft bashing. :icon_wink:
4. Though Linux works on Desktop computers--it won't ever take hold--don't waste your time talking about that.
5. Virtualization is a hot topic--spend some time on it.
6. Interviews with Linus Torvalds are so last month.
7. CIOs don't understand Linux--avoid addressing issues that might concern them.
8. Most popular games don't work on Linux--pretend Linux and Gaming 'just hasn't come up' as a topic.
9. Spice it up a bit with some feature stories from folks in the trenches. You know where you can find me.
10. Start a whole new section of your publication dedicated to Linux--it could make your page views go up a bit.
I commend PCWorld's editorial staff for being forward-thinking enough to take on such a risky project. Bravo gentlepersons. I'll be one of your most dedicated readers.