Selling Linux to Windows Users
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Tue Dec 9 20:41:01 UTC 2008
Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/12/9 Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca>:
>> Mouse buttons? OK, I admit I've just started using a 5-button mouse
>> with two dead buttons, but I'll be amazed if I can't actually make
>> them do something.
> You can _make_ them work. Can my 74 year old mother in law?
Can your 74 year old MIL actually use the extra buttons now? I have this 5-button mouse because my wife couldn't stop it from doing awful things on Windows - the buttons were set to do SOMETHING by default, but it was not obvious _what_.
So unless there's some standard for what the extra buttons should do,
they're just as useful being initially unmapped as mapped.
>>>>> And those who need those freedoms can use their FOSS programs on
>>>>> Windows. What freedom-giving Linux software does not run on
The last time I looked, this was not actually working. Maybe it is now.
That's why I made it a question.
> In any case, KDE is a desktop environment, not an application that
> _does_ anything.
Not a valid argument. It's an application just like anything else, and
if it runs on Windows, it's only recent.
> The individual components such as Kate, Kontact, and
> Amarok are distinct applications and they can be run on Windows.
Not unless KDE runs on Windows... Kate & Kontact still require the whole kde base. Amarok only needs kdelibs.
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