Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Feb 2006 18:07 UTC, submitted by Peter Parker
Microsoft "Microsoft may not make flawless software, but its proprietary strategy is hard to fault. In particular, Microsoft has mastered desktop lock-in, undermining users' confidence in any alternatives and creating a slew of minor difficulties that irritate those who do switch. Two themes dominate the stories I hear about the tribulations of using and adopting non-Microsoft business desktops: the difficulty in finding compatible hardware and the stranglehold Microsoft Word has on users. In the last week, IT pros have shared their experiences with these two adoption inhibitors. They're representative of other stories I've heard."
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Package formats
by MechR on Thu 9th Feb 2006 20:29 UTC
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KDE vs Gnome aside, I think an issue is the lack of a way for software makers to release "one binary to cover them all." It's like every distro has their own system; Fedora RPMs are different from Suse RPMs are different from Debs (which also differ between distros), etc. A higher lowest-common-denominator than source would be handy.

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