Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 21:28 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux "If you consider NetApplications' data set, then Linux owns only about 1 percent of the desktop OS market and Windows has almost 92 percent. But if you consider all computing platforms, including mobile, than Windows has only 20 percent and Linux has 42 percent - and that would be in the form of Google's Android alone." No more or less legitimate than claiming Windows owns 92% of the market. It's all a matter of perspective.
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RE[6]: Linux is a kernel
by WereCatf on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 09:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Linux is a kernel"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

My distribution for desktop Linux has 62,000 zero cost packages available for it


If only quantity equaled quality..

One then needs to spend a great deal of time finding equivalent desktop software online


Why would one? Most of the same stuff works under Windows just fine.

Here is a 50 second video of someone using the muon package manager


Yes, I know what package managers are. Personally I prefer Gentoo's Portage, but each to their own.

but what is the point when the same free software is available for Linux


Not all the same stuff is available for Linux.

Even then, there is quality Linux desktop software which one simply cannot get for Windows:
http://www.digikam.org/about/overview
http://www.calligra.org/
http://www.kde.org/applications/education/cantor/


Digikam: http://sourceforge.net/projects/digikam/files/digikam/2.2.0/
Calligra: http://www.calligra.org/news/calligra-packages-for-windows-released...
Cantor: "If you have windows, then you can use The KDE on Windows Project, please note that there is already a Cantor.exe ported to windows, so is not necesary build the application. Otherwise, you can build and install kdelibs from sources."

So, uhh, your point...?

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RE[7]: Linux is a kernel
by winter skies on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 10:34 in reply to "RE[6]: Linux is a kernel"
winter skies Member since:
2009-08-21

"Even then, there is quality Linux desktop software which one simply cannot get for Windows:
http://www.digikam.org/about/overview
http://www.calligra.org/
http://www.kde.org/applications/education/cantor/


Digikam: http://sourceforge.net/projects/digikam/files/digikam/2.2.0/
Calligra: http://www.calligra.org/news/calligra-packages-for-windows-released...
Cantor: "If you have windows, then you can use The KDE on Windows Project, please note that there is already a Cantor.exe ported to windows, so is not necesary build the application. Otherwise, you can build and install kdelibs from sources."

So, uhh, your point...?
"

So please try to start Digikam 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0RC on Windows 7 64bit and report back your results, I'm sure we're all gonna have fun.
Just to say that developers providing executables or installers for Windows does not mean that applications just a click away on Linux work equally well on Windows, or work at all.

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RE[8]: Linux is a kernel
by WereCatf on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 10:49 in reply to "RE[7]: Linux is a kernel"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

So please try to start Digikam 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0RC on Windows 7 64bit and report back your results, I'm sure we're all gonna have fun.
Just to say that developers providing executables or installers for Windows does not mean that applications just a click away on Linux work equally well on Windows, or work at all.


What are you saying? That KDE- and DigiKam-developers are incompetent and therefore can't get DigiKam working properly? I'd say that's quite an insult. I have no idea why you'd think it'd be fun. Personally I trust their word when they say it works.

Also, it works perfectly well under 64-bit Windows 7, with absolutely NO issues:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11811685/digikam1.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11811685/digikam2.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11811685/digikam3.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11811685/digikam4.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11811685/digikam5.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11811685/digikam6.jpg

Edited 2013-01-23 10:51 UTC

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