Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510

The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by unclefester on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 02:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.

My main laptop uses Windows 7 and I was a Linux Journal subscriber from 1995 until 2004.

My (Windows 7) laptop runs perfectly on Xubuntu.

Desktop Linux has improved a great deal since 2004

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by moondevil on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 05:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Desktop Linux has improved a great deal since 2004

Tell that to my wireless card and DPMS driver.

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by r_a_trip on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 08:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Buy the wrong hardware and you'll experience grief with Linux.

Do some research on which hardware to buy and Linux is smooth sailing.

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by gass on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 10:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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i can added that my windows 7 and windowsXP runs very well on the linux laptop (thanks to virtualbox ;) )

The linux desktop has indeed evolved ... but still too many edges to cut. Mainly on having stable and integrated environments. Not some kind of a different OS every 6 months.
And only now we are reaching the non-technical OS, where you want to have the X application installed and you don't know how to do it, even though linux has the *store feature for ages (dpkg/ap-get?)

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