Linked by Martin Girard on Tue 12th Sep 2006 13:57 UTC
Linux You must remember the period where various electronic devices, from phones to radios, were available in transparent cases. You may have found them utterly cool. Yet the simple fact that you can't find these things on the shelves anymore (except for do-it-yourself PC cases) means the crowd doesn't find them nearly that cool. While you may not see the link yet, this is exactly why the Linux desktop will never be popular.
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RE[7]: Baloney
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 12th Sep 2006 15:56 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Baloney"
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Your complaint about OO.o vs. MSO is just that. It has bollocks to do with Linux. Here is a solution for this in Linux: CrossOver Office. Run MSOffice. Done.

Crossover Office fails to install Office 200/XP/2003 for me. Tried various different versions, on various different systems. I once did get it to work, but it was so horribly slow and unreliable it just did not make any sense at all.

If the best answer you have to serious file compatibility problems preventing people like me from switching to Linux full time (because I do use Linux, quite happily, actually), is Wine...

Surely you don't mean that it is truly impossible for a normal person to use Linux. Do you?

En masse? Yes, en masse it is impossible.

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