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Here we go again: "As my week progresses, I'm seeing entirely too many utopia articles, such as this one. And while much of the article is spot on, especially with those who would rather play in traffic that use Vista, the problem of wireless Internet connectivity and popular media codecs very much remains in disarray."

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Created by Jimbob 7 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 17 weeks ago
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skypjack

7 years 17 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago

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I think next year will be a good

I think next year will be a good year for Linux Desktop! However, it is not because Vista has some problems with wireless or codecs or whit I don't know what, instead some Linux distros are ready for desktop-world. Is it, do you think?
Linux world offers distros for experienced users, like Gentoo or Arch or (why not) Debian, and distros for newbies and people that are not interested in how system work or how to configure devices, like *Ubuntu series or Mandriva and so on.
I think that we don't must look at this world dreaming a Microsoft-free world, it isn't so good as someone says! We must look at this world like a world where Linux, Windows and other OS live together.
So, as I say above, next year will be a good year, because Linux is ready and not because Windows is died!

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kiba

7 years 17 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago

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I would love for window to die! That

I would love for window to die!

That mean I don't have to spent my time supporting winblow users and focus all my effort on Free software platform that actually make life easier for developers.

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skypjack

7 years 17 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago

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Oh, yes! I'm a software developer,

Oh, yes! I'm a software developer, but also I like to repair PC (I'm not an hardware-magician, but I spend my time in something I like to do! :-)) and I know that is frustrating to support users and their (sometimes stupid) problems!
Now, imagine a Windows-free world, do you think that something will change? No, it will be a world where you'll spent all your time supporting people on another OS like Linux or Mac OS or what you want.
It's better for us that Windows doesn't die, so someone (maybe without a good knowledge of informatics) will help users for money and we'll continue to be quite busy developers (of course, little, poor developers).
Don't you think so?

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kiba

7 years 17 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago

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skypjack: as far as I am concerned,

skypjack: as far as I am concerned, the world without without window is a better freer world.

Even if we lose our job*, the economy should be more efficent and better in the long term, though I bet it will actually create more jobs.

*Actually I am an unemployed game developer trying to scratch a living with my Free software game development blog and someday Free games as I write more of them.

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skypjack

7 years 17 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago

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Sorry, I don't think so. Microsoft

Sorry, I don't think so.
Microsoft is Microsoft and I don't like it. However, Windows (one time ago Windows 3.1, then 95, 98, 2000, XP, and now Vista) was and still is an OS for users that don't know what informatics means but need to use a computer (as instance, think to your doctor, mechanical engineer and so on).
In the past, Linux wasn't a good choice as desktop system, maybe tomorrow it will be but now I'm not sure that everyone can uses it without problems. Windows has covered gap between users knowledge with his simplicity.
Of course, I'd like to live in a Windows-free world, but if it exists I think that it is so far from us ...