Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Apr 2010 13:10 UTC
Linux We all know Synaptics, the company that seems to produce just about every touchpad you can get your hands fingers on. Their touchpads also do a lot of multitouch and gesture stuff, but up until now, their set of gestures, the Synaptics Gesture Suite, was only available on Windows. Luckily, they've ported it over to Linux, and made it available for OEMs building Linux laptops.
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RE[2]: Comment by spinnekopje
by siride on Tue 20th Apr 2010 13:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by spinnekopje"
siride
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2006-01-02

You also forgot the fact that Linux doesn't run software people use, it's a joke on the desktop (especially if you are doing serious work) and still has hardware support problems. And then there's the fact that the bazaar model doesn't work for producing unified, well-testing and well-architected software. That means Linux will never have as clean and cohesive a desktop stack as Windows and Mac OS do and it will always be behind. The OSS desktop world simply cannot get its act together and never will.

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RE[3]: Comment by spinnekopje
by spiderman on Tue 20th Apr 2010 14:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by spinnekopje"
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2008-10-23

You also forgot the fact that Linux doesn't run software people use, it's a joke on the desktop (especially if you are doing serious work) and still has hardware support problems. And then there's the fact that the bazaar model doesn't work for producing unified, well-testing and well-architected software. That means Linux will never have as clean and cohesive a desktop stack as Windows and Mac OS do and it will always be behind. The OSS desktop world simply cannot get its act together and never will.

That may or may not be true. It's fine on my desktop but maybe it's not fine on 90% of the desktop. It does not matter to me anyway.
Windows will always be behind linux on servers, embedded and mobile devices, especially if you are doing serious work. It does not run the software people use. It's a joke on the server and on the mobile and still has TONS of hardware support problems. Windows will never have as clean and cohesive a network stack as linux and it will always be behind. The Microsoft world simply cannot get its act together and never will. And I prefer not to talk about Mac OS hardware support, Windows on the server makes me laugh enough for now.

Edited 2010-04-20 14:12 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by spinnekopje
by siride on Tue 20th Apr 2010 14:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by spinnekopje"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

We aren't talking about Windows on the server. Don't deflect. And Windows has better server marketshare than Linux has desktop marketshare, so...

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RE[3]: Comment by spinnekopje
by Laurence on Tue 20th Apr 2010 14:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by spinnekopje"
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2007-03-26

You also forgot the fact that Linux doesn't run software people use,

I didn't forget that. I ignored it because the only software I've needed to run that Linux didn't support was professional audio applications that 99.9% of people wouldn't use anyway.

Most people use web browsers, e-mail, office, a file manager and perhaps some kind of arts / photo package. Linux has all of that in abundance.

it's a joke on the desktop (especially if you are doing serious work)

That's your personal opinion and differs from my (and millions others) experience.
I won't bore you with repeating my anecdotal experiences though as it's clear you've already made you're mind up.

and still has hardware support problems.

No it doesn't. I've explained all this already. Overall, there's actually much more hardware that Linux supports than Windows does.

I hate sounding like a Linux fanboy (I'm really not), but also I hate people like yourself who spout sh*t. If you /HAVE/ to voice your personal bias, then at least base it on fact rather than complete BS.

Edited 2010-04-20 14:50 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by spinnekopje
by siride on Tue 20th Apr 2010 14:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by spinnekopje"
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2006-01-02

Linux can claim to support X thousand devices, but the reality is that a lot of mainstream hardware doesn't work with Linux, or doesn't work very well, or is hard to configure (even if it eventually can work as good as on Windows). Graphics drivers, power management, printer and camera support, specialized audio devices, etc. are still behind on Linux. Nobody cares that it supports ancient specialized harddrive 382. That doesn't count on the desktop. And no desktop user cares that it supports this or that server hardware or specialized cell-phone processors. Remember, we're talking about Linux on the desktop here.

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