Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2007 16:56 UTC, submitted by Robert
Novell and Ximian Novell might have signed a patent and interoperability deal with Microsoft Corp but it is not about to give up competing with the software giant and last week released a study that suggests its Linux desktop product is better value than Windows Vista. The company's competitive guide compares SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop with Windows Vista and claims that the Linux product provides 90% of Vista's functionality and 10% of the price.
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RE: Novell could be half right
by netpython on Mon 22nd Jan 2007 17:33 UTC in reply to "Novell could be half right"
netpython
Member since:
2005-07-06

Linux provides very good replacements for a lot of Windows applications but there is still some specialty software out there that doesn't have a Linux equivalent.

The opposite is also valid.Correct me if i'm wrong but Nero burning still isn't compatible with Vista.So k3b doesn't have a windows competitor at the moment.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

The opposite is also valid.Correct me if i'm wrong but Nero burning still isn't compatible with Vista.So k3b doesn't have a windows competitor at the moment.

Ummm, the latest version of Nero (v7 I think) is now Vista ready, so you guys can shut up about Nero already ;)

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abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

The opposite is also valid.Correct me if i'm wrong but Nero burning still isn't compatible with Vista.So k3b doesn't have a windows competitor at the moment.

Nero isn't a specialty application. There are many burning applications out there. I'm talking about applications that talk to specialty hardware and things of that nature. For example I have a friend who makes signs and he has to use Windows to support Corel Draw and the application that takes the Corel files and sends them to the vinyl cutting machine to be cut. I haven't found a Linux equivalent for that application yet.

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DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"The opposite is also valid.Correct me if i'm wrong but Nero burning still isn't compatible with Vista.So k3b doesn't have a windows competitor at the moment."

Actually Nero runs great on Vista, as they had the Vista version out a couple months ago. It does require an upgrade, so your old version will not work, but Nero works fine.

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