Selling Linux to Windows Users

Knapp magick.crow at
Thu Dec 11 10:58:47 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 11:14 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> wrote:
> 2008/12/10 Chris G <cl at>:
>>> The difference here, Gilles, is that there _is_ Windows software for
>>> which no Linux equivalent exists. Solidworks (CAD) for instance.
>> I'm sure we can find lots of opposite examples, especially in the
>> field of server type utilities and programs.
>> It's a pointless argument IMHO.
> Actually, it may be the most important argument.
> I agree that there is much server software for Linux that will not run
> on Windows. But as a desktop user, I don't need server software. I
> need desktop software, and for Linux that is lacking.
> --
> Dotan Cohen

Actually, I would not say Linux is lacking. Linux has what most people
need most of the time! 99% of the users out there are happy with
having a web browser, office and some camera and art programs. I mean,
how many users did not switch to Linux because of CAD? Linux does not
have everything that Windows does and again saying "Windows" is a bit

We should be compairing XP or Vista each in it's own right because
unlike Linux, if you have Vista you can't just sign out and sign in
again in XP (As in without rebooting and buying more software) unlike
Linux with KDE and Gnome desktops. It seems in this tread that Linux
was getting shot down by using different versions of MS software. That
is a bit unfair, sort of a two brothers vs one type of fight.

Douglas E Knapp

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