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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Re: Anonymous
by Darius on Tue 21st Dec 2004 20:34 UTC

If you mean by "competent", people with sound computer technical skills then IE can be made reasonably secure too.

Well, yeah .. you just proved my point. And that point is, it's not just an opinion ;) Saying 'Windows XP is secure' is really too generalized a statement, because it depends on who's using it and what kind of hardware it's running on.

I assure there will be features in Opera that will never be in IE no matter how many years IE is going to be developed by MS. There is a difference in business models. Opera needs to boast of having all kind of fancy features over that of competition to stay commerically successful.

Alright, you have a point here. Although MS could have made IE as feature-packed as Firefox, they probably never would. Only thing I'm saying is that I'm really not that impressed with Firefox, given the fact that IE still has an 88% marketshare and hasn't seen a major new version in about 5 years. Granted, Firefox is a great browser, but it's a piss-poor example of how open source will supposedly topple Microsoft and take over the world. Many open source projects aren't going to have the luxury of having their competitor roll over and play dead for 5 years.