Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Many Linux users have experience with Wine, the application compatibility layer which allows some Windows programs to run on UNIX-like machines. During Ubuntu's Open Week event, Mark Shuttleworth was asked about Wine, and how important he believes it is for the success of Ubuntu.
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RE[2]: Don't care about WINE
by moondevil on Wed 6th May 2009 10:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Don't care about WINE"
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Sorry but I don't buy that.

On many business when you buy the hardware the OS is already there. If you are buying in quantities you might even get a very nice discount.

Linux might be more secure by default, but it also has vulnerabilities and you need to keep an eye open to security issues.

If a worm owns your browser, accesses your HOME and does what it pleases with the data, what is the benefit of a more secure OS? Linux is more secure but people tend to forget about scenarios such as this one.

About the old hardware. Usually it only works if you use some kind of customized distribution. My experience with more standard distributions is that their hardware requirements are also quite high nowadays.

Linux is a great OS, but for me, WINE does more harm than good.

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