Re: Microsoft Windows, will rule in the next 8 years in the market

  • From: Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 21:03:39 +0000

On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 20:49:29 +0000, Niall Litchfield
<niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 15:04:44 -0500, Goulet, Dick <DGoulet@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Desktops are a different story.

Amen to that.  Linux has a long road ahead before becoming a viable desktop.

As a desktop, windows works out of the box, Linux doesn't.

The technically savvy user can make it work, but the average user can't,
and should not have to.

My std argument:  try opening WMV, MPEG and quicktime in your
email on linux (I'm using evolution).  It's easy to setup, once you find out
how.  The problem is twofold:  it is not easy to discover how to set it
up, and you should not have to.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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