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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RE[4]: Give it some time
by kaiwai on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Give it some time"
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Works for Vista users...although it does seem that a lot of these things are done already, and large companies like Intel/Ati etc etc are now advertising the work they have done in the kernel.

The Odd thing is he mentions printers, now why should an Apple supporter like you have heard of Cups ;)

No it doesn't. Windows users froth at the mouth when their hardware isn't supported - and who gets the blame? not Nvidia, not ATI, but Microsoft. Microsoft will get blamed for everything from their hardware not being supported to their cat being hit by a car.

You mean like Firefoz, MySQL etc. Unless you didn't mean commercial...but another word maybe binary!?

What is so difficult to understand about third party commercial software. Where are the Adobes, Quicken's, the numerous games companies producing boxed software for Linux?

Again, people don't give a sh*t about the excuses, they want their applications; I'm not going to move Linux until there are quantifiable improvements over Mac OS X and all my software is available for Linux.

That is the case for ALL end users; I've been hearing the same pissing and moaning form the Linux quarter for 10 damn years, and yet, in 10 years no one has yet come up with an office suite which isn't slow and bloated, a Photo editing application which doesn't royally suck, or many of the numerous tools out there which are properly developed and MAINTAINED for the long term.

Take inkscape, no improvement forward in months. Passparout is now dead. Pan, again, dead. Pidgin? too bothered about chucking code out because of political arguments rather than adding features when code is made available - anyone remember the video support fiasco?

And yet Apple ;) and Vista both implement DRM which no customer wants. I wonder what you mean. Currently customers bend over for Vista...I was going to make a joke about Vista capable but for those users who where robbed its no joke.

Bullcrap. Apple is growing in the high double digits - yet, people are forced to run Apple Mac's *rolls eyes* stop trying to make up bullshit, because it won't float here.

Vista been a failure - where? all sales figures so far, both retail and OEM have actually been pretty good! so again, stop trying to generate bullshit to prop up your anti-Apple and anti-Microsoft agenda.

How about instead of spreading lies, you actually spend some time fixing the deficiencies in your operating system - then maybe people might voluntarily move to it.

Edited 2007-12-04 23:55

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