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Re: Why I choose Mandriva

On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 18:55:05 -0600, Terry Porter wrote:

> You need to get your facts straight. I last *had Windows on my PC* in 
> August of 1997 when I switched to Linux full time. I have not used 
> Windows on my workstation since.

I will vouch for Terry on this one.
He has claimed this for years so I will take his word on it.
> However I have had the unpleasant experience of using XP for around 12 
> months while working for an embedded manufacturer around 5 years ago.

To each his own.
I happen to like XP.
> I have never seen Vista, and like the majority of computer users, have no 
> desire to ever see it.
I have no desire to move to Vista but mostly because DAW applications have
problems with it.
I've used Vista and on appropriate hardware it's actually pretty nice.

Would I upgrade to Vista?
Would I purchase a pre-loaded Vista machine?
Why not.

>> Mind you, this would account
>> for your total ignorance about what does and does not run on it.
> Your claims of 'available' are simply misleading as shown above.
> Even if you succeed in running a Linux application under Windows, you're 
> still stuck with Windows and all the limitations of that platform.

I pick the applications first and then the platform which is why I see
little use for Wine.
I do run 40tude under it, but I could just as easily use pan if I wanted
I'm a creature of habit though.

> Windows ... which Linux application would you like to *try* and run 
> today ?

Why bother?
Windows has all the good applications.
Linux doesn't.

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