Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Sep 2002 02:30 UTC
Oracle and SUN These days, the big players in the Linux "purely-desktop market" are Lycoris, Lindows, ELX and the much awaited Xandros Desktop 1.0. OSNews got their hands to the latest version of Xandros (beta3b) and we are giving it a whirl. Read more for information and screenshots.
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Re: Miles Robinson
by Kobold on Wed 18th Sep 2002 05:03 UTC

I don't fully agree with what Darius was saying but, just because the apps are open source is not an excuse to be substandard. While there are a large amount of great apps available, for every great one there are two crappy ones. Linux is trying to play ball with windows but they can't currently because many apps are not better than windows.

Most people and businesses do not have a political opinion on os choice, they just want to get work done as cheaply and quickly as possible. In this case windows wins even if it does charge an arm and a leg. Time is money and the better (read more usable in most cases) apps on windows allow people to get tasks done faster and thus save money. When linux offers a truely faster, better, more usable way to do things for most users, then they can start to compete.