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 20:56 UTC

I was also wondering what with this big push to get people off of Windows and onto Linux. Is it because many of you guys dont like MS, so everyone must switch because YOU dont like them? I know pleanty of people who are happy using Windows for their OS. Just because someone switches to Linux, doesnt meant that they are going to have a better computing experience. I get questions all the time about alternative operating systems from people I know. I just ask them if Windows is working for them (the typical answer is yes) and then I just tell them to stick with what works. Thats the beauty of Windows. It just works! I and many others want an OS that works right out of the box with little tinkering. I have more important work to do than continually jurry rig my OS into working properly. A few might say no, but I just suggest to them getting an Apple.