Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Mar 2006 17:12 UTC, submitted by Linuxfanboy
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y LXer compares Ubuntu, Mac OSX, and Windows XP. "All three desktop operating systems have admirable qualities. Each has some weaknesses. Attending a recent User Group Fair, I had another chance to see them at work. Having used and programmed on each platform provides some unbiased insights."
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RE[2]: This guys knows Ubuntu?
by TechGeek on Tue 21st Mar 2006 02:49 UTC in reply to "RE: This guys knows Ubuntu?"
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

why run non-native under WINE?

How about the fact that I dont have to worry about spyware and virii stealing my tax information while I am filing? Or reporting my account numbers to some thug in Russia? Of course, not all of us have $900 to shell out for photoshop. Gimp does 90% if not more for free. And whats wrong with pdf suuport? Works just fine on every version of linux I have used without having to download it ffrom Adobe. BTW there is a free version from Adobe for linux, so you cant say much about it. And yes, I am biased toward linux. But if you are going to be a ms fanboy, at least pick some things Windows is actually better at.

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RE[3]: This guys knows Ubuntu?
by ormandj on Tue 21st Mar 2006 05:54 in reply to "RE[2]: This guys knows Ubuntu?"
ormandj Member since:
2005-10-09

I don't even own a MS-running machine. All my systems are mac/freebsd/solaris. Sorry to disappoint about being a fanboy.

I don't know what your spyware/virii stealing your tax information comment was about, but that's simply not the case. Every infested windows machine I've ever seen has been a user's fault. The only exception to this was the whole blaster thing. Dumb users on any OS are going to have infested systems. It can happen on OSX, it can happen on linux, solaris, you name it. User-owned files can be infested to hell and back. It *appears* more severe in windows because of the default-admin privs - but who really cares about the OS - it's the data that matters. And that's what gets screwed, no matter what.

Uh, 90%? No way. I'm sure it's more than capable for a basic user, but in no way is it 90% feature complete of PS, I won't even get into usability.

PDF support - it's been a while since I've attempted in linux, admittedly, so maybe it's better now. It used to be I couldn't even fill in PDF forms. I won't attempt to knock your retort though, it very well may be possible support is improved.

Your reasoning/logic fails, I'm sorry.

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