Selling Linux to Windows Users
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Tue Dec 9 13:23:59 UTC 2008
Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/12/9 Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com>:
>> There is no "force" here. If Windows were better, I for one would love
>> to know about it! I might even switch back, if I had a lot of free
>> cash to give away.
> Windows has better accessibility features. Scratch that- Windows HAS
> accessibility features. Gnome has nothing useful other, and all of
> KDE's accessibility features were abandoned in KDE 4.
> Windows has software for professionals. In my profession, engineering,
> what CAD software is available for Linux?
Also video editing is still growing, unless you're in a niche or use
Linux as a rendering farm. iMovie is great for home users. Linux tools
tend to be buggy, glitchy or crash. Haven't used Movie Maker so I can't
comment on that.
As of 8.10 my webcams don't even work any more.
Linux is also inconsistent in it's interface as presented to users. The
Mac is far ahead in that area...even little things, like installing
programs are hit or miss as to whether they'll add a menu item to the
Linux has several drawbacks and issues. But it has strengths too. I
can't think of a good reason to not use it if you're having to
administrate systems on a network. You can virtualize Windows for
Windows-specific functions you need, you can perform network audits and
capture network traffic more easily, you're immune to %99 of attacks
you'd normally encounter in a Windows-based network while trying to
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