RH recommends using Windows?

Paul Kline Paul at essential-skills.com
Tue Nov 4 17:04:11 UTC 2003


On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 11:42, Matthias Saou wrote:
> Eric Wood wrote :
> 
> > http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39117575,00.htm
> > 
> > Man, has RH really lost that much confidence in Fedora?
> 
> ...and I would tend to agree with Matthew Szulik. Note the difference that
> is made between home and corporate desktop : The (lower) average home user
> has drastically different expectations then the corporate one : Games,
> Multimedia most notably, vs. Productivity and Communication tools.
> 
> When so few 3D graphic cards have free native X drivers, and patents
> prevent the most popular multimedia formats from being supported in
> GNU/Linux distributions, it's just not possible to compete fairly.
> 
> Matthias


Only reason why I have a Windows XP computer at home is, 1) Games.  
Multimedia formats?  DVDs, DivX, and various other formats play just
fine under linux.   While he has his opinion, I can have an opinion he
is quiet wrong.  After losing my precious email for the 10th time, I
started using evolution, its been about a year, and I have not had one
fatal crash.  For Games, yeah you need Windows, but even a Lindows
walmart computer for $299, will be a safe bet to use for email, web
browsers.   If VARs preinstall linux and turn off the "internet related"
services (ssh, apache, telnet, ftp) you can have a more secure computer
for home usage than the average home windows computer.

Thats my $.02 :)

Paul





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