Linked by kvaruni on Mon 11th Jul 2005 14:48 UTC
Linux The true reason for this article is to point out some sensitive points and to start a discussion. Hopefully, this discussion will produce some useful outcome and if some people in the Linux community are willing to listen to them, I would already be very enthusiastic. Let's start, shall we?
Permalink for comment 3142
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Good article
by unoengborg on Tue 12th Jul 2005 21:05 UTC
unoengborg
Member since:
2005-07-06

On the spot for the most of the stuff. However, I don't agree on a few items.

One of them is internationalization. My native language is Swedish, probaly spoken by a lot less people than Dutch and I must say the translation is very good. Usually much better than what you find in product from a certain Redmond company. Linux is also translated to a lot of minority languages for which Microsoft offer no translations at all.

Another area where I don't agree is the matter of integration. Look at KDE it is one of the most integrated software system I know, parts are very much reused. To help the situation furter Linux have things like HAL and D-BUS. Some improvement in this respect could be made in Gnome. There are too many applications that look like Gnome apps but in reality only or mostly relys on gtk++. Still the situation is not worse than in windows where varios version not always work all that well together.

Of course a Linux user will always have the freedom to make his desktop as unintegrated as he wants, but if you install something from one of the major distros integration will be just fine.

Reply Score: 1