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: re: side note by Anon
by Piers on Tue 21st Dec 2004 23:33 UTC

No, Windows doesn't just work. As a premier gaming platform it totally sucks. I had 3 lockups last night alone. Without shutting it down I'd just have a pretty picture no more active than a hung painting.
Windows might not have any issues in an office environment with limited demands made on it but in a heavy Multi Media environment (Audio/Video/Games/3D) it is absolutely useless. At least with Linux/Unix you get the app bowing out gracefully and allowing you to return to the GUI.
Also I am sick and tired of how precious Windows file system which truncates easily. NTFS is crap and I wish I could use ReiserFS instead. Also kill the need for constant defragmentation (which you need when working with Video/Audio files on a regular basis).

Basically it's a POS.

Now having apps cross platform is a great way to get people to look at alternatives in OS's not the other way around. I do find it interesting that there are no KDE based apps that are being made platform dependant but seing as I try to steer clear of QT/KDE well, not an issue for me. Only thing keeping me on Windows is Audio and I would love either OSS or proprietry audio apps on Linux so I can move (prefer CubaseSX).