[punches self in face]
Ed Grubermann: I'm not talking broad categories, like spreadsheets, browsers, etc... I'm talking about very specific programs. They don't exist for Linux and there are no acceptable analogs.
vharshyde: lordargent: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Linux is just as easy to install, configure and use as Windows.My ubuntu installs go a lot easier than my WIN 7 installs.How are those Wireless drivers treating you.In all seriousness, this hogwash can go die in a hole already. Ubuntu(or any linux distro really) is a hobbyist's toy, a model railroad that you nerds are so desperate to get other people involved with because you're clamoring for even just one person to care half as much as you have about the fact that three weeks after you started your linux install, it's now almost working to 90% of your system's marked capacity. I don't swing my hobby of polishing my testicles with the floor buffers at the mall while Security isn't looking and demand that you do the same, so I see absolutely no reason why I should hear this rubbish every single year. And it is every goddamn year.
lordargent: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Linux is just as easy to install, configure and use as Windows.My ubuntu installs go a lot easier than my WIN 7 installs.
Dejah: I see that "runs your existing applications" is nowhere in your list. That's why 2013 is the year that Linux is still only run by people who like compiling their own code.
cman: Desktop Linux is a failure. Its openness, while appealing to nerddom, does not translate to the layman.Let me give you an example of why normal people avoid linux like the plague:Random user: Which one should I download, RPM, .Deb, tar.gz? Why is Ubuntu telling me that I need to "sudo apt-get install -f"?Desktop linux lacks consistency, uniformity, and is just plain confusing for many folks. Not everyone is in love with the Command line like us nerds are.Android, however, is an example where Linux is actually doing good. It may only be for mobile devices, but it has uniformity; it has clarity.
Mr. Eugenides: Sorry couldn't finish that it's too damn funny. Linux security may be almost on a par with XP. It's certainly better than Windows 95, but to suggest that Linux is more secure than Vista/7/8 is only to demonstrate that you don't know what the hell you're talking about.
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