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On 19/07/15 02:43 PM, Tom Williams wrote:
On 07/18/2015 07:51 PM, toki wrote:
On 07/18/2015 10:08 PM, James Knott wrote:

Tell that to all the scientists who use supercomputers.  The vast majority of them, including my 
cousin, run Linux.
If you want state of the art software, that costs a fortune, you run *Nix.

If you want almost state of the art, that costs a small fortune, it is
as likely to run on Mac OS X, as on Windows.

If you want software that is almost state of the art, but is
"affordable", you run Windows.

If you want software that is "good enough for most purposes", you run Linux.

Joe Sixpack wants something slightly better than "good enough for most
purposes", but doesn't want the cash outlay that state of the art
requires. Thus far, Windows has been that "happy medium".


I disagree with most of this, but the "good enough for most purposes"
part really bothers me.  :)  "Joe Sixpack" is most familiar with Windows
and will stick with it.  Familiarity is definitely worth its weight in
gold.  :)


"The other" Tom

Agreed. There may be some niche software that runs on Windows or Macs that beats the Linux alternatives but for general purposes, I find Linux to be far better. I hate working on Windows or Macs compared to Linux. There are just too many things that Windows and Macs don't do that are easy on Linux.

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