Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th Apr 2007 22:30 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Back in my university days, when Netscape was the latest web browser on the scene and the Pentium MMX was the power user's processor of choice, UNIX was part of my everyday life. Since graduating, my chosen desktop operating system has been Windows of some variety. This is partly because it was the most readily available consumer desktop operating system and also because it served me well for the most part." More here. In other Ubuntu news, Automatix2 for Feisty is released.
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RE: Who needs Vista?
by rhavenn on Tue 10th Apr 2007 01:19 UTC in reply to "Who needs Vista?"
rhavenn
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2006-05-12

Me and 95% of computer users I know. We need a secure and relativly advnaced version of Windows. We all realiy on specific Windows-only apps that have no equivalent in Linux or are *not* replaceable by their equivalents because they cannot open the Windows apps' files or lack a 100% compaatible equivalent feature.

Umm, maybe "95%" of developers. Mom and pop checking their email make up a big chunk of the userbase and they do NOT need Windows. They're just used to it and don't know any better.

OUtside of your MS examples, it's just a chicken an egg problem. If Adobe did a market study that showed 30%+ of developers were using Linux / Solaris / BSD as a desktop development platform you would find that very quickly binaries would be released. I've done some work with churches and yes, the software they use is Windows based. However, it's not really a complicated app and you could "easily" write something more stable and cross-platform.

Devs don't build for it becasue users aren't running it and users don't run it because they don't know better, are scared or just have that ONE app they need without evening trying to look for alternatives.

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RE[2]: Who needs Vista?
by Coxy on Tue 10th Apr 2007 19:01 in reply to "RE: Who needs Vista?"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

'Mom and pop checking their email make up a big chunk of the userbase and they do NOT need Windows. They're just used to it and don't know any better.
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-- actually, I think they just use it because they couldn't give a sh!t

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