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Re: "Red Hat recommends Windows for consumers"

On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 17:52, David Millet wrote:
> > > all I have to say is that I personally want linux to rule the desktop, 
> > > simply because I will stand to make alot of money when big companies 
> > > start picking it up.  a lot of us will, in fact.
> > > 
> > > i'm extremely confident that it will rule the desktop market, because of 
> > > the speed at which the desktops have improved, which i have been lucky 
> > > to observe during the past year i've been doing the linux thing.  i've 
> > > seen major improvements, unlike how windows upgrades their operating 
> > > systems these days.  i use winXP at work and haven't seen yet too much 
> > > of an improvement from win2000.  i agree with that guy from red hat. 
> > > give kde, gnome, etc a few more years to mature and it will be 
> > > night-night time for the M$ monopoly.
> > >     
> > Not until Broderbund releases a Calendar Creator that works with
> > Linux.  Ditto for Reader Rabbit, Math Blaster, etc, etc, ad nauseum.
> >   
> Or not until wine begins running these and every windoze app that
> everyone uses flawlessly, which hopefully happens soon.
> david

As much as I like Wine, and use it myself for some products, I fear that
the wine project may do to linux what win-os/2 did for os/2.  If your
system will run win32 apps, what insentive do companies have to develop
native programs for you.


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