Just speaking from my experiences, XP runs the apps that I use 80% of the time and Linux wont, and I dont care how much fuxing around with that app you do, Linux will not run it correctly. THAT is the reason that people prefer windows over Linux and thats it. If I cant run every single app I choose to run, then I take issue with that. Linux is about freedom sure, but not so much freedom that I can run anything. Linux is getting there despite M$'s best efforts, and it WILL be there one day soon, but not yet.....not yet. Again, that is for me and my wife, which brings up a whole new issue...
My wife, who is an absolute computer know-nothing, has extreme difficulty getting things to run in Linux including even simple things. For example, today she experimented with Gnumeric and kde froze up.. Blame whomever or whatever you care to, it makes the least bit of difference to her. The app would not work because she could not get it to start. That is an issue. So, she hopped on over to her XP machine and, with a single click, Excel came right up and she happily carried on. Excel has allways worked for her in windows, as do every one of my games, with a single click, 100% of the time. This is not the case with Linux...Yet.
frogimus wrote:KDe is awesome eye candy, but is extremely bloated and almost as much a resource hog as M$. I finally (after close to 3 years of KDE) made the switch to Gnome. Yes, I miss the KBFX launch buttons/menu and I miss Superkaramba. But I don't miss the random freezes and hourly SIGSEV's
I still use Windoze-targeted app's. No matter what anuone else says GIMP is not PhotoShop. And there are a few things that I use that do not have a GNU equivalent. But if WINE won't run them, I find a way to do without.
My wife, who is an absolute computer know-nothing, has extreme difficulty getting things to run in Linux including even simple things.
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