Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jan 2007 15:00 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Linux "The OSDL's Desktop Linux Working Group has published its first year-end report on the state of the overall desktop Linux ecosystem. The report provides insight into the year's key accomplishments in terms of functionality, standards, applications, distributions, market penetration, and more."
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RE: desktop OS
by boudewijn on Fri 26th Jan 2007 21:24 UTC in reply to "desktop OS"
boudewijn
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2006-03-05

Linux has tax software. The Dutch inland revenue makes its tax software available for Linux, using autopackage and the motif version of wxwidgets.

On the other hand, when I still had a subscription to Linux Journal in 1996 (yes, eleven years ago), the letters pages was filled with people saying "linux needs this one more thing, and then it's there. When it has that, I can use it". Of course, in those days, they generally wanted SCO Unix binary compatibility for their database software.

And look what happened to SCO...

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RE[2]: desktop OS
by trenchsol on Fri 26th Jan 2007 23:29 in reply to "RE: desktop OS"
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2006-12-07

Well, good consumer product is about meeting consumers requirements. All the time. What is wrong with that ? It is good that people actually want something. That means there is an interest in a product.

DG

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