Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jun 2006 18:41 UTC, submitted by Linux User
SuSE, openSUSE Scott Morris has replied to the statement made by Microsoft's Bill Hilf that Linux poses no threat to Windows on the desktop. "I'm telling you, SLED 10 will be the first Linux platform ever that can truly address all of the issues to be considered when looking for a desktop platform. Gone are the days where the knee-jerk response is 'OK, so how much do I need to fork over to you, Mr Gates?' Only the old-school has-beens are still thinking this way. Join the new IT movement. The one where everyone sees Microsoft's software for the trash that it is, and sees Linux for the value that it adds to the industry. At very least join us in the real world and think for yourself."
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RE: Scott Morris
by mkools on Mon 26th Jun 2006 22:11 UTC in reply to "Scott Morris"
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Installing apps is still a pain - and please don't start on the "You just type apt get whatever!!" - apt get? WTF? Dependencies??

Oh come on, installing apps on Linux is way more easy then it is on Windows.

Screen drivers and fonts are still lousy. I don't care about games, I don't do games. Linux will have to make its peace with closed drivers.

Have you ever taken a close look at XP fonts? They are very ugly compared to the Linux fonts!
If you want Windows fonts on Linux (I can't imagine that but hey) you can install them without pain.

Screendrivers are getting better and with the new Xorg / XGL the experience is way ahead of Vista and still running further and further away.

Don't kid your self Scott - GNU/Linux is a wonderful thing and I sure hope it eventually trounces MS but there's a lot more work to do.

Agree, there is still a lot of work to be done but eventually MS can never compete to the progress made by the linux community and company's every day.
Linux dev's can do in one day where it will take MS a month and that distance is getting bigger every day.

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