[oclug] Good Point
bofh at home.com
Sun Apr 1 23:53:28 EDT 2001
On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 11:54:22PM -0500, Trevor Curtis wrote:
> > When you choose Linux over Windows, you have to give up some apps.
> > However, the same thing happens when you choose Windows over Linux.
> > Frankly, given the lack (until recently) of meaningful corporate
> > support for Linux, I'm quite gratified by the wealth of applications
> > which are available. And I'm willing to trade away the ability to
> > listen to .ASF files or watch DVD movies in return for gaining
> > freedom.
> I agree whole heartedly! When I made the *total* switch over, I
> noticed that I didn't really miss many of the M$ exclusive apps. In
That is not surprising. I find most people who are attracted to
Linux never have a problem with missing apps. Same for me.
The problem is all those who are not like you and I. How many
Quicken users are out there? I was 100% pure Linux for years
until I actually had money to track. Yes, we have GnuCash but
please, it has a long way to go. When it gets there, great,
but until then, I will stick with Quicken, blue screens and all.
We still have a long way to go in the everyday 'normal' user
applications space. OTOH, I really don't give a shit whether
Linux ever gets all those apps. I'll be quite happy to see
Linux remain the gearhead operating system that it is. Too many
people are trying too hard to make a new (stable, reliable,
resource freindly ...) version of Windows out of Linux. A lot
of old hats will move on to other things as Linux becomes
commoditised. Is that a word?
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