Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Jul 2005 12:01 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft surprised many of the attendees at its annual worldwide partner show here this weekend by allowing a third party to present a "hands-on lab" that allowed attendees to play with a range of Linux desktop software. Is Microsoft toning down on its anti-Linux campaign?
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by somebody on Sun 10th Jul 2005 19:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: somebody"
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The basic thing is, no matter what OS you're on, the user will have to have some understanding of packages. Windows users will have to know about installer files (which really isn't something obvious), while Linux users will have to know about package files. So when they see "Synaptic Package Manager" in their desktop menu, well, it couldn't really be more obvious how to install new packages. Meanwhile, for Windows, they've either got to download a whole bunch of codecs by hand, or have some dork tell them about this "nemo" thing...

Exactly

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