Linked by David Adams on Fri 27th Jun 2008 04:46 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Erik Huggers, a Microsoft guy at the BBC, takes a look at Fedora 9 as his first Linux desktop and finds it surprisingly good. "I am glad that I got a chance to test drive Fedora and as a result have come to believe in the potential of Linux as a mainstream operating system. As Ashley said in this post last year, the BBC does a lot of work with open standards already - but in the future we plan to do more. We want to make iPlayer work on all operating systems including open source ones like Fedora and I am confident we'll make good progress on this before the end of the year."
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inadvertently freed from Windows
by buff on Sat 28th Jun 2008 14:47 UTC
buff
Member since:
2005-11-12

This is kind of funny. I was upgrading my home Athlon box to Ubuntu 8.04 and I forgot that I had XP on one partition. I ended up blowing away the partition and all my Windows applications. The odd part is it didn't affect me at all yet. I write in OpenOffice 2.4 and access Gmail via Firefox 3. I just forward all my email to gmail and let it filter it. No one at work has noticed I have been sending my home files via Linux to work. Clearly Linux as a desktop has come of age since I barely noticed I was working without it. The only downside is that if Google's servers go down I will be in trouble.

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netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm really glad Google has a lot of them :-)

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

About 3 years years back a friend needed to use my Kubuntu PC. After about 10 minutes of web browsing and emailing he said: "This isn't windows is it?". Her then continued working.

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