Linked by Mike Reed on Tue 22nd Apr 2003 19:02 UTC
Red Hat I keep reading all these tales of woe of people having bad experiences with Linux. Sure, I've had my own bad experiences, across many an OS, but just lately I've been running a Red Hat Linux 9 desktop full-time at home and have yet to run into any major issue. What follows is an overview of my personal experiences with Linux. But first, a bit about me.
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Stopdabombing makes a single good point
by GMFTatsujin on Wed 23rd Apr 2003 20:57 UTC

One of the criteria I used when judging Linux on my home machine was that it must run a quality screenwriting program. There is more to it than just formatting.

There are a few Open Source apps in the works, but none of them have progressed past the alpha stage. I hope this changes soon.

Still, I have almost completed my conversion over to Gentoo -- Wine runs Sophocles flawlessly. It's not the biggest, most bad-ass, feature-packed scripting gun out there, but it suits me.

Installing Gentoo: $0
Purchasing Sophocles: $125
Running the app you want on the OS you want: priceless.

OSS is the solution to all the world's problems. For everything else, there's WINE.