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[7]: Linux is a kernel
by winter skies on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 10:34 UTC 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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RE[9]: Linux is a kernel
by winter skies on Thu 24th Jan 2013 10:07 in reply to "RE[8]: Linux is a kernel"
winter skies Member since:
2009-08-21


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.

WTH? If you didn't try to twist my words, you'd know I'm saying precisely what I'm saying and NOT what you're making me say.
It's as simple as this. There's no other freaking application that crashes at startup _both_ on my Win 7 (using digikam-installer) PC _and_ on my Snow Leopard iMac (installing from MacPorts) like digiKam does. I love digiKam and would like to use it, but I cannot do that on my computers. I currently can't use Linux because I'm doing a lot of [pretty advanced] CAD work.

Glad it works for you. It does not on my computers. Even after deleting all old db's and leftovers. Is it enough?
Sorry for not making my point clearer - I was just saying that some applications offer a much more streamlined experience (wrt both installation and use) on Linux than on other, closed OSs. It might be like that because Qt + KDE libraries + digiKam make for a very complex setup. I don't know. I'm not really a novice and have some experience dating back to pkgsrc on NetBSD 1.6, so I've got some (very) basic skills.
I still can't get what qualifies my post as an insult to Digikam developers. You may need to chill out.

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