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Would you learn Linux ... if Windows Applications are for free? PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 August 2008 15:48

One of the main reason for the sucess of Linux, was because MS Windows, MS and applications for MS Windows were expensive and under payment.

This was the main reason. Of course, Linux is better than MS Windows, for a Operating System point of view. 

However, today you can find on the Web, basically "any" Windows application including MS Windows and MS Operating Systems, for free download, and in legal mode.

So, now the question is: Would you try to learn Linux anyway?

Consider for example MS Office vs OpenOffice (or KDE Office). Would you learn OpenOffice if MS Office will be for free?

Consider now "tesseract-ocr vs ABBY FineReader". Would you compile and use a command line ocr program that may work or don't instead of use ABBY FineReader that will allow you offer a perfect OCR and immediate save in PDF or Word/OpenOffice?

No. Have no sense.

From another point of view, Linux remains still more powerfully than any other OS. So, the solution will be something like we-start-to-approach with FTOSX, where we run multiple Operating systems, under a Linux Kernel ... I see this like a probably future for Linux using MS Windows applications.

However, Linux is not ready for that shift, because some applications cannot run, and the Linux Desktop is also not so developed like MS Windows.

In another sense, the Linux offered by Linux ... basically are destroying the business created by Microsoft and the applications created for Windows.

Again, Thanks Linux! ... but you need still to mature.