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Friday, February 22, 2002

Linux Will Succeed on the Desktop

Or so claims this ZDNet commentary. The reasons he gives are compelling. KDE is every bit as easy to use (actually, even more so) than Windows. You can even configure it to work exactly like Windows--although there are good reasons not to. The big stumbling blocks are the Word and Excel file formats. If the government really wants to punish M$, don't make them open the Windows source. Who needs a zillion lines of spaghetti? Force them to open--and keep open--the file formats for their word processors and spreadsheets. That would break M$'s real death-grip on the desktop. Thanks Slashdot.

BTW, I've been using Red Hat 7.2 as my primary desktop OS for six months now. Every time I have to do something in Win98 now I'm even more stunned by stability problems and never-ending reboots when you install anything. If it weren't for a couple of games, I could nuke that partition entirely.

News for 02/22/2002

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