Linked by Adam S on Mon 13th Dec 2004 05:37 UTC
Linux There's always a lot of excitement when a major Linux distribution has a new release - there's the clamour for the release notes and changelog, as well as the insatiable urge for screenshots and the search for the torrent for the ISOs. The release of Xandros Desktop 3.0 last week was no exception, with OS fanatics everywhere curious just what was in store. Read on for details.
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Re: To WINE or not to WINE
by Darius on Mon 13th Dec 2004 15:14 UTC

The first approach would be the use of open source applications (OpenOffice, Mozilla, GAIM) on Windows first, and using that to gradually move over into a more fully open source system .... I think the first approach has several advantages.

I would say this depends on the percentage of open source apps you are using. I mean, if you're planning to use 90% open source apps while using Windows apps only to fill a couple of voids, you're probably better off in Linux.
However, if the majority of apps you're using aren't well represented by open source, then it makes more sense to use Free software in Windows where you can.
Also, it must be noted that some open source apps (esp some of the GTK ones) don't run as well on Windows as they do in Linux, while some (such as Mozilla) do.