Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Mar 2007 20:44 UTC, submitted by theosib
Linux The founder of the Open Graphics Project writes: "Good design and usability are very important. I haven't paid enough attention to the discussions between Linus and GNOME developers, so I can't address it directly. But what I can say is that a learning curve is not a bad thing. While it's good to think about the total novice, it's even more important to have consistent and logical mechanisms. This way, if someone has to learn something new to use the computer, they have to learn it only once. This is why I think it's good that Apple and Microsoft have UI development guides that encourage developers to make their apps act consistently with other apps in areas where their functionalities conceptually overlap. And this is where I start to get disappointed with GNU/X11/Linux systems."
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archiesteel
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2005-07-02

"UPS-Worldship, Quickbooks, and many others, work on both windows, and mac, but not linux. Same with wireless cards, and lots of other hardware."

I'm sorry, but your argument is flawed. There are lots of Windows apps that aren't available for Mac, and Linux is compatible with *more* wireless cards and hardware than OS X is.

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SpasmaticSeacow Member since:
2006-02-17

Hardware compatibility is a very bad example. Linux supports much more hardware than Windows. Even if your restrict the comparison to the few harware platforms Windows supports (namely Intel-x86 compatible). It's true that there are devices without Linux support on x86, but the converse is true in that there are many pieces of hardware for the x86 architecture supported under LInux without any Windows support.

If you look at EM64T, for which there actually is some Windows support, Linux has far more extensive hardware support than Windows Vista 64 or XP 64. I doubt XP 64 will ever have any reasonable leve of hardware support.

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