Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2007 16:56 UTC, submitted by Robert
Novell and Ximian Novell might have signed a patent and interoperability deal with Microsoft Corp but it is not about to give up competing with the software giant and last week released a study that suggests its Linux desktop product is better value than Windows Vista. The company's competitive guide compares SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop with Windows Vista and claims that the Linux product provides 90% of Vista's functionality and 10% of the price.
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"That's why we hear so much comments like "I won't learn about computers a second time just to use Linux". The problem is that the average user thinks that he/she knows about computers just because someone else explained them how to burn a CD with Nero. So, when moved to a different platform, they suddenly find out that they don't have a single clue."

Well it also comes full circle. A lifelong user coming to Linux comes to Windows and won't know how to do anything either. Same with OSX in either of those situations. They're all different platforms. You don't "know about computers" just from knowing how to use one OS over another.

I support and use Linux. I also work as sys admin for a 98% windows enviroment (10 *ix servers and one mac) so I get the best and worst of both worlds. =/ lol'd about the compiz/xgl for a spreadsheet comment

Edited 2007-01-23 08:26

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