Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 4th Dec 2007 20:21 UTC
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I use Linux on the desktop and can access almost all my necessary Windows applications with a combonation of Wine and rdesktop (RDP client), with the Fontis seamless window patches.

But I agree, Linux is only ready for desktop use by at least an intermediate audience; not that is any trouble for us. I can use Linux as easily as Windows but I'm not a beginner.

There is still a need for the command line and in some cases config files. There are a vast range of GUI front-ends--that edit config files for you--but the more advanced things like configuring SSH, VPN, and some Wireless cards, require the command line and/or editing files.

Edited 2007-12-04 20:22

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