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The day of the Linux desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 72.8.78.128] on November 10, 2007 11:04 PM
While I agree linux is getting better, I dont think it's ready to "beat" windows yet. The issue with free vs proprietary formats is a huge issue. Most major distributions dont have codecs installed by default or if they do they are incomplete. The other major issue is that it is harder to install software on Linux. Things have become better with packages and Repositories but there are too many different package formats and they don't always have the program you want. Most windows users don't have the patience to compile from source or add kernel-headers, etc. to get a Nvidia driver working. Ive been using Linux since 1995 and I think this discussion will be the same ten years from now.

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