Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison 15197
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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, DA wrote on Tue, 3 May 2005 19:28:19 +0100 An interesting idea. *Can* one target Linux with automated hitware? The closest I've seen to...
It's an advantage for now 'cos no one is targeting Linux. Also, content filtering is equally relevant to Linux as it is to Windows - spammers and proliferators of offensive material do not care about the OS.
This is a minimal advantage in the greater scheme of things
XP is not that bad now in terms of stability and I was told in another post that desktop Linux with a decent GUI would not perform well on a 700 Mhz PIII with 256Mb of memory, which is about the break point for XP. Sounds to me like there is little difference
Minimal or of no benefit for the vast majority of Windows users.
This is a mixed blessing. There is plenty of free software for Windows, but choice without some accessible way for a normal user to make an objective decision is not much use. Both Windows and OSS suffer form this. With commercial software, you have a comeback on the author. More fundamentally though, the world largely runs Windows apps and being different means lack of peer-family-reseller-retailer support and information exchange issues.
Minimal - do people really go around worring about Windows licencing? Also, Microsoft does not audit the general Windows population - it couldn't do if it wanted.
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Lin┐nut Nice advantage - though simple and free to achieve in Windows: run FireFox, run ZoneAlarm firewall, run occasional spyware program, don't run as Administrator, don't click on pics of Anna Kournikova that arrive in your...
Not sure I understand this one
For most users, Desktop Linux is probably more trouble than it's worth on the software availability, compatabillity and data exchange issues alone.
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