Is Linux a desktop operating system?

Erik Bågfors zindar at
Sat May 28 18:45:37 UTC 2005

> Norman, albi makes very good points. I'm glad he said it instead of me.
> At some point, people have to take a stand for goodness. Microsoft
> persists because good men refuse to act. Linus calls it inertia. Others
> have used more biting commentary.

Well, how much are you acting? :)
> Popular music isn't popular for long and I can't sympathize with
> "games". People have provided an abundance of educational software for
> Linux. I'm even studying languages on Linux. You can use a Mac for
> educational software.

There are alot more games for Linux than I thought. I just assumed
that none (or.. close to none) existed. Then I found out a whole bunch
of games are ported to Linux.

What I think we should do, is all of us, go out and buy a few good
Linux games.  I'm planning to do just that myself, and I have done it
before.  Not that I play alot, but because I want to support porting
games (and other apps) to Linux.

Think about it, what if half of all the people on this list would go
out this week and order never winter night for example.  It wouldn't
cost you much but it would send a good message to the porting people.

Next question, what do you use for learning languages?

> Of course, you can wait until the products get ported or write and ask
> software companies if they will port their products to Linux.

I think that better than wait or ask, but buy what's available now!!!

Don't get me wrong, I love opensource and the fact that most
everything in Linux is free, such as ubuntu for example. But I also
think that games for example, do not really work as oss.  We need to
support what's here now to make them understand that it's a good thing
porting to linux.


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