ref: Microsoft barriers to Linux adoption on the desktop

Jeff Vian jvian10 at
Wed Feb 15 23:42:08 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 14:23 -0500, Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-15-02 at 12:01 -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
> > What I said. MicroSoft products are better able to run
> > on old hardware than Linux.
> You sir are a paradox: you're subscribed to a Linux distro mailing list,
> but incessantly post about the GPL sucking, Linux being slow as hell,
> and Windows rocking your world.
> I am absolutely astounded by some of your statements, so I have to ask:
> why do you stay here if you have dislike Linux so?
> BTW, I was in your shoes once, but it was the other way around - I
> couldn't stand Windows.  For a time, I dual booted RH 7.3 and then 8.0.
> When 9.0 hit the scene, I kissed Windows good bye.  I eventually did the
> same for my company, and now happily run Linux and OSS for 99% of its
> operations.  The only bit left is Quickbooks, which unfortunately is
> only available for Windows.
A free accounting package that blows the socks off quackbooks is
Sql-Ledger   Users have even created tools
to migrate the closed and proprietary data to sql-ledger.  Sql-Ledger
works extremely well for almost any size enterprise.

> Regards,
> Ranbir
> -- 
> Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
> Linux 2.6.15-1.1830_FC4 i686 GNU/Linux 
> 14:11:40 up 7:11, 2 users, load average: 0.18, 0.29, 0.22 

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