Linked by David Adams on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:48 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Who is Microsoft fooling? Other than on the desktop, Linux is eating its lunch, and it's only going to get worse for Microsoft."
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RE: Linux, Linux, Linux
by Dasher42 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 16:37 UTC in reply to "Linux, Linux, Linux"
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What do you mean abysmal failure? It's my preferred desktop for the workplace as a development environment, and often been my favorite at home with the Mac tied for anything sound-related. Spreadsheet jockeys and people chained to Outlook can do what they want, gamers can do what they want. Most of the people around me are using Linux to get things done.

If you're defining success as being a dominant desktop that you can cart junk from GameStop onto, Crossover and Cedega do a great job of running games these days. You know, if that were important to me and others were pointing at slightly lower benchmarks, I'd sooner fork over cash for a nicer video card than a Windows license.

What I care about is a decent environment that gives me a smooth upgrade path and lets me get started on whatever code I want to write or tweak, and any dependencies are just an apt-get away. Mac Ports could be this good, Cygwin could be... but Linux distributions have got this covered.

If someone wants to best Linux at this, please, go right ahead.

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