Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 19:06 UTC
Linux We all know them. We all hate them. They are generally overdone, completely biased, or so vague they border on the edge of pointlessness (or toppled over said edge). Yes, I'm talking about those "Is Linux ready for the desktop" articles. Still, this one is different.
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RE[3]: Comment by pcunite
by WereCatf on Mon 18th May 2009 22:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by pcunite"
WereCatf
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There are those who refuse to pay for anything, but they exist on ALL OSes and platforms. As others have pointed out, Windows is the platform most used by pirates.

Then there are users who don't like proprietary software. Well, there's nothing you can do about it. But I actually think they are in the minority.

Then there are those who actually support proprietary application developers. Linux lacks f.ex. games, so there's quite a bunch of people who buy proprietary Linux-supported games to show that there is interest for those.

I belong in the group that support proprietary software as long as it offers something that the free ones don't; better/more features, easier use, more stable etc. Pick your choice. But no, of course you won't get your software sold if it doesn't offer enough value for its price. I've noticed that many, if not most, Linux-users are more critical of the applications and features they use and need so you won't get by as easily as you can with Windows-users.

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