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Re: [opensuse-factory] work for the future: why do you still use Windows
On 07/03/11 18:04, jdd wrote:
Now that 11.4 is done and nearly out, we can think of the future.

in 2011, most of us do not use anymore Windows or nearly. Still when
we advertise openSUSE we need to be cautious. switching completely to
openSUSE is nearly impossible, because there are still some locks.

We should try to identify them and make the necessary effort to solve

The installation problem is the most well known and we already work
each day to solve it and make default install a snap on nearly any
computer. The use of installable live cd/dvd solves most of these
problems and anyway we can't do better than what we already do on this

So give testimonies here, and fill openfate entries to any lock you

here are three of mine:

* have a decent linear video editor:

* fully read slideshows:

* I would add: make USB hardware more linux friendly, but this is more
a kernel problem. I anyway open a feature for that, but I don't know
exactly how we can make it successfull


As someone who ditched Windows back in the glory days of Windows 95, I would like to turn the question completely the other way around and ask why you still use Linux.
There must be very positive and compelling reasons.
As framed the question seems to imply that there are a massive number of problems and limits associated with Linux's ability to get work done.
Not at this shop.
Games for Windows -- There is Crossover games that addresses that.
Photoshop etc. -- There is Crossover Office - thanks to Disney and Codeweavers.
Slating wine is futile as it's always behind the offerings from Codeweavers who are major contributors to wine, the lag being for their commercial interests and those of their customers' contract limitations on public disclosure of certain code.

Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
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