Selling Linux to Windows Users
dotancohen at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 14:36:13 UTC 2008
2008/12/10 Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com>:
>> important is what can you DO with Linux that you cannot do with
>> WIndows? Not what particular applications you can run.
>> Dotan Cohen
> 1 Relax knowing that it will not crash.
KDE crashes on me regularly.
> 2 Have multiple desktops
I don't use this feature, but it is available from MS as an XP Power
Toy (I don't know about Vista).
> 3 Rotating cube desktop with cool effects.
You are not _doing_ anything with that, are you?
> 4 No matter what people say about Linux having viruses, I have yet to
> see one in the wild. Has anyone here EVER seen one? I sure did with
This is a valid point.
> 5 Easy, one click keyboard switching (diff langs and Dvorak.)
I do this all the time in the Windows machines at the university. My
native language is not Hebrew, and I switch keyboard layouts often.
> 6 Desktop cut and paste history
Do you mean Klipper? I do not use that, but I could see where some
people would find it useful.
> 7 Install new software without paying
Is Firefox not available for Windows any more?
> 8 Install new software by typing one line.
Some people prefer to click their way to software installation. But I
give you this one!
> 9 Remove software without messing up the OS.
Agreed in a general sense.
> 10 Make my laptop play music on my desktop with the wireless, note
> that the program is running on the laptop.
I have a hard time believing that this cannot be configured inWindows,
though I'll give it to you.
> 11 Run 20 programs at the same time without worrying about one
> crashing the others.
> 12 Lock my kid out of all the spots and programs that I want him locked out of.
Windows does this.
> 13 Have an encrypted partition.
Truecrypt is availabel for Windows.
> 14 Run a server, desktop and email server all on the same system for free.
Most Windows computers do this. Where do you think all your spam is
> 15 Does Apatchy run on windows?
Yes. So does IIS, which does not run on Linux.
> 16 Run software that I have deleted. Bet you can't do that on windows. LOL
Why do you need this feature?
> 17 Does Cream or Vim run on windows?
> 18 How about my cool icon that turns the DVD player to speed one using Bash?
Port it to a .bat file.
> OK, I have not used MS for many years. What can you kill from my list?
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