Linked by David Adams on Tue 21st Dec 2004 17:45 UTC, submitted by Lumbergh
Editorial A KDE developer opines that the move to port the top open source applications to Windows will undermine the potential for a widely-used open source desktop operating system.
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by Anonymous on Tue 21st Dec 2004 19:28 UTC

I see you've never tried to get some not-too-common peice of software/driver working. People will never agree to recompiling the kernel just to get their ADSL modem working.
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I see that you are a person who gets an operating system without checking whats compatible with it.

my friend's Windows XP wouldnt recognise the same printer that worked fine in windows 98. trying to get that to work is basically impossible. who is to blame here?.

Is Linux at fault for not working with all the hardware like any other operating system or should we blame the hardware people for keeping their interfaces secret and proprietary?

should we blame MS for not supporting powerpc's or sparc or should we blame Intel for not even allowing free redistribution of their firmware?