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Re: Linux into the limelight
2004-02-04 03:49:01 AM
p>Of course, you can choose the alternatives. Here are the basic
p>Desktops applications purchasable by and for MS desktops and their
p>Linux equivalents. I do not purpose the list below is all inclusive
p>Micrisoft Windows desktops, nor Linux. they do, however, represent
p>the most popular.:
The main differences between that "alternatives" and prooperitary software
1. Usually much less features.
2. Usually less stable.
3. Usually has problems with work with non US character sets.
4. Almost never able to print anything properly.
5. Do not have integration features like scripting, common storage mechanics
6. Often have extremely ugly GUI.
7. Often when something wrong happening does not notify user about error.
They just silently refuse to work.
8. No or very short help.
9. Work slower. This may be not noticeable on high-end machines, but clearly
visible on low-end systems and large documents.