How to Kill Linux (PC Magazine)
Posted Feb 25, 2005 20:13 UTC (Fri) by NAR
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-Linux desktop is superior in many ways. Right out of the box, the Linux newbie gets:
- office suites
- browser, email client, etc.
I believe people can by a PC with Windows, IE, Outlook and Office preinstalled.
- lots of games, including educational games
You're joking. You can't really compare the preinstalled Soko-Ban and Mahhjong with the vast amount of games you can by for Windows. And it doesn't really matter if it's not preinstalled, because the installation is usually "Put CD into drive, click Accept, click Next, click Finish, then click on the new desktop icon". Not to mention that it's not easy to get decent 3D performance and stability out of Linux...
- graphics, video, and audio editing
- tools for building web sites
Most desktop users are not interested in these topics apart from fetching pictures/videos from a digital camera and upload to some website.
- secure remote access and management
- an extremely reliable command line, should you need it
People who need remote access-like functionality will value stability over the fact that what's preinstalled on their system.
Let's face it - most of the applications on Linux are clone of some Windows applications so I can't see people switching to Linux purely based on applications - they've got the originals.
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