Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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RE[2]: Can't agree witth...
by sb56637 on Tue 4th Dec 2007 21:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Can't agree witth..."
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2006-05-11

>>In windows, you just have to hope the site or person who sold you the software you installed can be trusted - there is nobody checking up on that....If the writer of the software you installed on windows decides to quit, you're stuck with the current version - no bugs will ever be fixed, you will have a hard time getting your data out of the proprietary fileformats into some other app - and you will be forced to go through that pain because a newer version of windows might not run your application anymore.
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Not at all. I use most of the same applications on Windows as I do on Linux. To date I have not paid a single cent for any piece of software on my personal Windows machine. Openoffice, Pidgin, Gimp, etc, they'll all fare equally well on Linux and Windows in the unforeseeable future. And all three of them are currently outdated on Ubuntu Gutsy with no obvious way to upgrade.....

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RE[3]: Can't agree witth...
by jaylaa on Tue 4th Dec 2007 22:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Can't agree witth..."
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2006-01-17

I use most of the same applications on Windows as I do on Linux. To date I have not paid a single cent for any piece of software on my personal Windows machine. Openoffice, Pidgin, Gimp, etc, they'll all fare equally well on Linux and Windows in the unforeseeable future. And all three of them are currently outdated on Ubuntu Gutsy with no obvious way to upgrade.....

Yes, I feel the same way. It may be that a solution will only come once Linux is more popular. Either the makers of the software will release packages for the most popular distros at the same time as the source and Windows packages are released (Which has already started happening somewhat). Or distros will have so many people 'working' for them that updated packages will show up almost immediately after the software source is released.

Edited 2007-12-04 22:09

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