Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:05 UTC, submitted by Luis
Linux Complaining about Windows Vista is a national past time on Internet forums these days. Windows Vista 'costs too much', 'has onerous product activation', 'requires too much hardware', etc. These complaints are often followed up by a very simple boast: 'I'm just going to switch to Linux'. But in today's landscape, how viable is that statment? Is the threat to switch to Linux an empty one, or is it entirely possible?"
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RE[2]: Excellent article
by Xaero_Vincent on Wed 7th Mar 2007 21:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Excellent article"
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RE[3]: Excellent article
by kaiwai on Thu 8th Mar 2007 00:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Excellent article"
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2005-07-06

Which suffers from the same problem as a hypthetical Photoshop gives me - it locks me into a platform; if I wanted to be locked in a platform, I would be contently running Windows, Office and Creative Suite.

The fact that I want GIMP is because it is opensource, and enables me to change operating systems whilst still allow me to run my favourite application irrespective of what the platform is.

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RE[4]: Excellent article
by Xaero_Vincent on Thu 8th Mar 2007 03:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Excellent article"
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2006-08-18

Uh...

Pixel runs on Windows, MacOS X, Linux, FreeBSD, BeOS, Zeta, and eComStation.

The license you buy (currently $38) is good for multiple platforms.

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