Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jan 2007 21:09 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux "Today, you can do everything you want with a Linux desktop, except play the latest games. Even there, Linux is catching up. So, why do only a handful of people run Linux instead of Windows? Here are my top-four reasons why Windows wins and Linux loses."
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RE: Not a Popularity Contest
by jptros on Fri 5th Jan 2007 00:07 UTC in reply to "Not a Popularity Contest"
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You can certainly hack up windows in lots of ways including writing custom software (free or not). Not being able to modify the source code to the operating system does mean you can't contribute back to the end users or even corporations running the system. In terms of programming, the win32 api provides a lot of functionality that can allow you to modify aspects or features of the system you may not expect to be accessible.

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