Selling Linux to Windows Users

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed Dec 10 14:39:27 UTC 2008

2008/12/10 Derek Broughton <news at>:
>>>> 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.
>> What do you do with KDE? Move windows around iExplore does that (not
> What does that have to do with anything.  Somebody asked what Free
> applications couldn't run in Windows.  afaik, KDE can't.  The question
> wasn't "what Free apps don't have a Windows counterpart?"

I thought the question was "what can X do that Y cannot".

>>>> 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.
>> But there are text editors and PIMs available for Windows too, that do
>> everything that Kate and Kontact do.
> Again, that wasn't the point.

I thought that it was.

Dotan Cohen


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