Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jan 2007 21:09 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux "Today, you can do everything you want with a Linux desktop, except play the latest games. Even there, Linux is catching up. So, why do only a handful of people run Linux instead of Windows? Here are my top-four reasons why Windows wins and Linux loses."
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by Hiev on Thu 4th Jan 2007 21:23 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

And last but not less, not presure upon vendors to release source code.

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by archiesteel on Fri 5th Jan 2007 15:09 in reply to "..."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

And last but not less, not presure upon vendors to release source code.

Yes, because that is clearly linked to desktop adoption...not!

I'm trying to see how you arrived at this conclusion, and frankly I just can't. In fact, one could easily argue that having good open-source drivers for 3D cards would *increase* desktop adoption.

Seriously, that comment of yours completely misses the mark.

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by DrillSgt on Sat 6th Jan 2007 01:11 in reply to "..."
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2005-12-02

"And last but not less, not presure upon vendors to release source code."

Why should the likes of Adobe put themselves out of business? By opening the code, a software company has put one foot in the grave. Although, I for one would be happy to pay for software that works, closed or open, but unfortunately too many OSS advocates want everything to be free as in beer as well as in freedom. As for hardware, the same deal. I am not a programmer, so therefore don't care if I can see the code or not.

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