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Linux With Linux on the desktop going from a slow crawl to verging on an explosion, many have toiled with the question: How do we make this happen faster? A well-known Austin-based Linux Advocate thinks he has the answer.
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Simpler Answer
by sb56637 on Thu 24th Jan 2008 01:49 UTC
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Instead of spending money on Linux advertising, why not just invest in more development time and hardware to create a desktop OS that's truly better than Windows? Windows is terrible, it shouldn't be too hard to beat.

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RE: Simpler Answer
by WereCatf on Thu 24th Jan 2008 01:57 in reply to "Simpler Answer"
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Windows is terrible, it shouldn't be too hard to beat.

Care to refrain yourself from bashing Windows if you can't give any examples as to why it so terrible? Atleast I don't find it terrible. All of my PCs run Gentoo but on my gaming machine I also have WinXP installed and it works just fine for everything I use it for.

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RE: Simpler Answer
by archiesteel on Thu 24th Jan 2008 04:56 in reply to "Simpler Answer"
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The OS is *already* better than Windows. Quality is not the issue here. The main reason why Linux adoption inches up at such a slow pace is because of user inertia.

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RE[2]: Simpler Answer
by Moochman on Thu 24th Jan 2008 18:05 in reply to "RE: Simpler Answer"
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I don't know if I'd go quite that far. It really depends on what aspect you're focusing on.

For instance: Security winner: Linux. Better-documented API's for programmers: Quite possible Windows. General-purpose usability: About the same. (This is very debateable of course but I think in the end the pros and cons of the systems cancel each other out. For instance, editing the Start menu on Windows is much nicer than on most Linux distros.) Hardware support: not necessarily a measure of "quality", and I won't go into it to avoid a flamewar, but let's just say there's no *clear* winner there, either.

In the end, I don't think there's a *clear* quality winner. Suffice it to say, Linux is at least as good, which combined with its freeness makes the total better.

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