Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by satan666 on Wed 25th Jun 2008 20:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
satan666
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2008-04-18

Yes you have choice right now, but that choice is limited by stupid companies that refuse to issue Linux or Mac versions of their software (AutoCAD, Photoshop, drivers, etc). If every single application was available for all platforms, I bet Linux's desktop market share would be higher.

Edited 2008-06-25 20:25 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by satan666
by snozzberry on Wed 25th Jun 2008 20:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by satan666"
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2005-11-14

stupid companies that refuse to issue Linux or Mac versions of their software (AutoCAD,

An Autodesk developer told me the reason AutoCAD and Rhino can't be ported is because the code is balls-deep in Microsoft-specific technology like DirectX and the development tools that make rapid development for it possible. This is a company that also makes video compressors for OS X, so they have the programmers, they just don't have the time to rewrite their codebase from the ground up for OpenGL.
Photoshop

WINE now runs CS3.

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