Ubuntu boxes. This is the way forward for mass adoption of Linux. Installation of distros will always be an option for the specialist/enthusiast minority IMO.
Installation of Linux has improved *a lot* in recent years but there are limits to how simple it can ever be made. The hardware landscape and the multimedia nest of vipers that nests on top of it, isn't getting any simpler over time. It is as much as any installation procedure can do to simply keep up.
As and when credible Ubuntu boxes become available near me, in laptop as well as desktop configurations, I'll buy a bunch of them.
There ya go. Real money on the table. Having trouble seeing the money in open source? There is one option.
www.ubuntuboxes.ie. Any takers?
Hmmm. I see there is an ubuntu.ie. It's not what I thought it might be. Oh well :-)