Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2005 15:45 UTC
Linux "There are a number of things preventing Windows users from moving en masse to Linux. While the naming of applications is probably not a make-or-break issue when considering a new operating system, it is a legitimate consideration. This is the case because many of the names chosen for Linux programs are downright confusing, and the last thing desktop Linux needs right now is to make the transition from Windows or the acquisition of new users any harder than it has to be."
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Corrected list
by _dev_null on Tue 27th Dec 2005 21:51 UTC
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Some guy on slashdot:

Corrected list
Linux entries are read off directly from my GNOME menu
Web Browser
Windows: IE
Linux: Firefox Web Browser

Graphics Editing
Windows: Photoshop, Illustrator
Linux: GNU Image Manipulation Program, Inkscape Vector Illustrator

Movie Playback
Windows: Windows Media Player
Linux: Totem Movie Player

DVD Playback:
Windows: WinDVD, Windows Media Player
Linux: DVD Player, Totem Movie Player

Simple Text Editing
Windows: Notepad, Wordpad, TextPad
Linux: Text Editor

Instant Messaging
Windows: AOL Instant Messenger
Linux: Instant Messenger

Music Playback:
Windows: Windows Media Player, Itunes, WinAmp
Linux: Music Player

CD Ripping:
Windows: Itunes, Windows Media Player
Linux: Soundjuicer CD Ripper

CD Burning
Windows: Roxio Easy CD Creator, Nero
Linux: CD/DVD Creator

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