Selling Linux to Windows Users

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Dec 10 15:01:33 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> 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".

It was:
>>>> And those who need those freedoms can use their FOSS programs on
>>>> Windows. What freedom-giving Linux software does not run on 
>>>> Windows?

I would agree that there isn't much you can do in Linux that can't be 
done in Windows, but there are certainly plenty of specific applications 
that won't run on Windows.

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