[Nottingham] Better than Windows? was: Response on awareness day

Mike Cardwell lug at blubbernet.com
Thu Nov 3 09:58:15 GMT 2005

Andrew White wrote:

>>Linux is not ready for the average desktop. It's f**king close, but it's not 
>>ready. Now that eBuyer et al have started selling Linux PC's by the shedload, 
>>maybe things will change.
> I hear that a lot, but nobody has ever taken the time to explain why
> and justify it.
> Just as people are on this list for various different reasons, people
> use a desktop in different ways.
> I've been using linux as a desktop for ten years. Am I missing something?

WindowsXP has better hardware support, a bigger range of software, a 
better Office package, can play more games and has a slicker graphical 
interface. That's why I use WindowsXP on my desktop. I use Ubuntu on my 
laptop and Debian sarge on my colocated server for different reasons.


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