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Windows Last week, security vendor Sophos published a blog post in which it said that Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 our of 10 of the most common viruses. Microsoft has responded to these test results, which are a classic case of "scare 'm and they'll fall in line".
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RE[6]: They deserve it
by lemur2 on Wed 11th Nov 2009 02:24 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: They deserve it"
lemur2
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there are MANY cases where no open source application exists for what you want to do.


Just on this ... this is also an oft-touted claim, but it has no credibility without justification.

Games is one area where this perhaps has some semblance of validity, but if you want to play games why not just buy a games console?

As for other, real-world actual desktop applications ... I'd like to hear of one with wide adoption (say over 80% of desktop users would run applications of that kind) where one couldn't get good software for Linux to achieve that end.

I'm talking email clients, browsers, Office suites, editors, collection managers etc, etc ... exactly what kind of software do you imagine one can't you get for Linux?

Edited 2009-11-11 02:27 UTC

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