Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 19:06 UTC
Linux We all know them. We all hate them. They are generally overdone, completely biased, or so vague they border on the edge of pointlessness (or toppled over said edge). Yes, I'm talking about those "Is Linux ready for the desktop" articles. Still, this one is different.
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lithium
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2005-06-29

Don't you think it's funny to define some OS as "desktop ready" by the availability of some special-interest software?

Well some would consider MS Office 2007 as totally essential. Some would consider iTunes to be essential. I guess everyone has some preferred apps, mostly due to being used to them for years. Add up all those preferred apps and you will end up with giant list. But every single user will maybe only miss one or two of those. I don't know a single category where Linux "on the desktop" is missing some free alternative for some best-of-breed Windows app. Same for Linux "on the server". You can always construct a case of weird special-interest stuff where Linux does not have anything to offer but those cases really don't matter in this case.

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