Linked by on Wed 1st Feb 2006 19:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian A demonstration of the next release of Novell's Linux for desktops drew cheers and applause Wednesday, although the final version of the software is not expected for some months. Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.
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RE[4]: Novell Shows Off
by DeadFishMan on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 02:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Novell Shows Off"
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When Linux gets past Windows 95 in functionality and usability, THEN linux will be ok for desktop. Other than that it's just another case of pure drivel from the OSS "SOS" fanatics.

Linux on the desktop isn't even close to being there.

I was trying to avoid getting into useless discussions but I strongly disagree with you. Right now, Linux lacks the application pool available to Windows, but when it comes to the desktop, KDE wipes the floor with Windows. Explorer is not even near close KDE comparing features and functionality.

Regarding my usage, Linux/KDE already offer replacements that are better or at least on par with their Windows counterparts: Apollon, KTorrent, K3B, Amarok, Kxmame, Konqueror, Kmail, KGet, Konversation, ZSNES, Gngeo and tons more... Thatīs not to mention bash and the other usual suspects that years ahead anything that Windows has to offer.

Yes, there is some caveats. Everybody knows them. Until the hardware manufacturers and ISVs donīt start target Linux for their products, things will be a bit harsh.

But I canīt even start to imagine how you got the conclusion that Windows 95 is anywhere close to functionality of a current Linux distro. Seriously! I would say that Windows XP canīt hold a candle next to KDE (IMHO). Iīm looking forward to see what Vista will bring to the table, but XP... Pff! Puhleeeeze!

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