Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[3]: -OT- RE: wm for a server?
by TLZ_ on Tue 20th Nov 2007 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: -OT- RE: wm for a server?"
TLZ_
Member since:
2007-02-05

Linux has really come a long way in recent years and in some areas it might even be ahead of windows, but it's still lagging behind in some places.

For instance, Photoshop is superiour to GIMP. Both in terms of functionality, and usability. (but GIMPShop might fix this, haven't tried that yet. And I hear rumors of better GUI on the next version of GIMP as well...)

Also, numerous people run less known Windows app that are so small that nobody takes time to create a linux-equal.

However, Linux has come a long way and it's definetly getting there. Esp. Ubuntu have impressed me. In 2-3 years I might even switch. So to conclude: not there today... but really closing in.

For the record: I'm running XP... and I'll prob. never going to run Vista. I've never felt Windows as evil as people complain about, except this one. When I used it i felt like I lost control and ownership of my computer. Program files where hidden away in cryptic directories. Plus, my own program(Yup, another Notepad clone!) didn't work on it. Luckily I'm writing it to be completely .net 2.0 compliant with no unmananged code, so when Mono gets full 2.0 compability it'll be easy to get it over to Linux. ;)

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netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

In 2-3 years I might even switch. So to conclude: not there today... but really closing in.

Why should you switch?
You can configure a dual-boot and perhaps disable networking for windows.

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TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

In the switching-period I'd probably dual-boot(actually I'm dualbooting now, I just never boot into Ubuntu).

I mean by switch to actually change what OS I use, to constantly boot to another OS is really cumbersome IMO. Then it's better to use a emulator, or a somehting like WINE or Cygwin.

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