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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rajan
by appleforever on Wed 18th Sep 2002 15:58 UTC

You said: So in other words, my point is that people WON'T move to Linux even if you can't tell the two apart. There isn't any compeling reason. Look at Apple's Switch ads, these people moved to Mac OS because of a *COMPELING REASON* (whom most of it is null and void by now). They didn't move because it looks like Windows. Yeah, its market share is dropping, but to no fault of its OS, but its pricing.

The compelling reason to use a mac still exists - it's called one company making the hardware, OS and increasingly, much of the core software that provides the basic functionality people want.

Maybe IBM can get XP running on their PCs. But what if someone wants to do some basic video editing like with iMovie. It's off to the world of inferior, problem ridden 3d party solutions.