Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 19:59 UTC
Linux "Windows Vista brings with it a new era of DRM and restrictive license agreements that aren't going to sit well with even your basic power user and some are looking for an escape route. These changes are making some users question their commitment to Microsoft. The obvious step is to make the leap to Linux. But what's holding people back from escaping Microsoft's shackles and moving to a free, easy platform? My guess is that the platform isn't everything. In fact, it's only a small part of the equation."
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I don't think Linux is ready either.
by Omega Penguin on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 21:09 UTC
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However, it is very close. All that needs to be done is someone to mix Ubuntu's usability and SuSE/Linspire's mulitmedia support, then everyone will be happy. There is the driver support problem, but that is improving every day.

Note, though, that if you are an advanced Linux user, things are pretty much fine the way it is, except support for NTFS and the GTK-Qt rivalry.

Edited 2006-11-03 21:12

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raver31 Member since:

Pardon ?
you lost me there.

SuSE's multimedia support ?

Where ? since when ?

What you are looking for is PCLinuxOS
Everything works out of the box.

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Omega Penguin Member since:

Oops, I meant the evaluation version.

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nalf38 Member since:

I agree with you on the QT/Gtk thing, but NTFS read/write is very easy to get working on Linux nowadays.

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