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 20:40 UTC

Saying 'Windows XP is secure' is really too generalized a statement,
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which is why I called it a opinion.

"Who the hell wants open source to be dominant on the desktop? I'll be dammed if I ever teach my mother how to log in as root in order to do something. Multiuser has been around way longer than the windows system architecture has, why do you think they didn't make windows multiuser in the first place?"

Because MS didnt care for security. next thing you would supporting is auto executing scripts in outlook to be "user friendly". are you saying that windows xp was a bad idea then?(ignoring the login as administrator by default)


"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."

I dont consider popularity as the only measure of success. if every product in Linux would be half good as firefox then I would simply ignore the competition for a decade.

Regardless of how good Linux gets *today* MS simply has enormous amount of cash to get toppled that easily. so yes thats a poor argument to measure sucess. I agree with you on that