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: raver31
by Darius on Mon 13th Dec 2004 16:24 UTC

although, if someone was to set up his windows pc with 90% oss, he would need that 90% to be totally functional, and a better choice than what it was replacing. So there would be absolutely no point in using oss if a better alternative was available.

Right, but sometimes (not always) even if an open source app doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a commercial app, if it does everything you need, then it's fine. Take OpenOffice for example - doesn't do everything MS Office does, but it certainly meets the needs for a lot of people.

Now, I'm not saying that you shoudl ALWAYS use open source, but just because there's a more functional alternative that costs money, if it doesn't have any features that are useful to you, then free software is a perfect solution.