Well, number 1 we ARE in the 2000's.. This is only 2007 you know!Linux is almost the same as it was in the 2000's
I don't know about anyone else, but I've got multimedia apps, word processors, video editing software, DVD ripping/encoding software, CD/DVD burning software, LOADS of games (albeit ones like mahjong and spades etc), web development, programming tools, powerful imaging software, audio manipulation, remote desktop, encryption, note-taking, not to mention server software (http server/ftp server/printer/etc) all free, all updated quickly, all customized and all I ever really need.. A handful of progs through wine (macromedia studio MX and Quest... The occasional DOS game/proggy) are the only non-free progs I use (and that's rarely).Linux is a little low on personal apps.
007bond wrote:Yeah, Linux has about ten times the amount of programs windows has.
007bond wrote:And they're all free. Well, 99% of them.
Hah. Still got it .I love totally off the wall and hugely exaggerated comments like that. Something like 90% - 95% of the world's computer users use Windows, so for Linux to have ten times as many programs as Windows...? Ha!Yeah. I was gonna say something similar to this, but realised two things in the 5 seconds I took to think about it:
1) Windows has more hobbyists/idiots/whatever doing small programs (I include myself in that list of whatever's as I've done a couple of VB proggy's which are mostly useless).
2) Any statistics would be hard to give, as there are so many people out there developing for both systems (I include UNIX in with the Linux stuff as the code is mostly portable)..
I would estimate any MEANINGFUL statistics of usefull applications (ignoring close clones of programs) to be fairly level between windows and linux. Perhaps a 60/40 split - but of which no functionality is lost to Linux (as the programs are hugely versatile in some cases).And, of course, there aren't any free programs for Windows, are there?
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