Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[4]: -OT- RE: wm for a server?
by lemur2 on Wed 21st Nov 2007 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: -OT- RE: wm for a server?"
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No it isn't a myth. I know this because I experience it, and get annoyed by it. I've tried all the Linux alternatives, and despite the fact that I prefer the Linux OS, I still find myself booting into windows XP (so that I can use many apps. I honestly wish it wasn't so, since I really like using Linux.

If you name the applications and the type of lock-in data that causes you to go back to windows XP, perhaps someone can offer you a suggestion that you were not aware of that would save you that hassle, and allow you to continue using Linux, which you say you like.

I find myself that there is not that much that cannot be worked around, and the amount of stuff that has to processed "windows-only" grows less and less all the time. I find that I have roughly about the same amount of trouble dealing with foreign-format "difficult" data using an up-to-date Linux desktop as I do in Windows XP when it comes to dealing with "legacy-format-data".

For example, my wife is a teacher and her school uses a proprietary Windows-only prgram for grades and reports. Fortunately, that program runs just fine under Wine.

Where there is a will, very often there is a way.

Edited 2007-11-21 22:57

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