[SATLUG] What All Systems has to say about Linux

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Thu Jan 17 14:19:48 CST 2008


Just because something kinda semi sorta works for you does not  
necessarily mean that is a suitable solution for everyone else on the  
planet -- that's the kind of thinking that got us into this mess in  
the first place.

-- 
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-Internet.org>

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On Jan 17, 2008, at 8:58 AM, Geoff <geoff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:

> jaret wrote:
>>
>> The top computer list (for servers) are nice numbers to convince the
>> boss to move back-office servers from Windows to Linux.  But for me
>> the list has little relevance for using Linux on the desktop b/c  
>> Linux
>> has not filled my desktop needs. For example two weeks ago I  
>> installed
>> GnuCash and tried to convert QIF files. Didn't work. Installed
>> Quickbooks on Windows. Everything works.
>>
>> The top computer list (for desktops) appears to be Windows averaging
>> 70% to 85%. Wikipedia link follows. Includes multiple surveys. Be  
>> sure
>> to read how the surveys were conducted.
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_desktop_operating_systems
>
> I've been running my Linux Server since SuSE 7.0 came out.  I've  
> forayed
> into the desktop gui a few times with varying results, but to be  
> honest,
> I was over-taxing the hardware, and what hardware I had wasn't what  
> I'd
> call 'current'.  I'm not saying that a Compaq dual 733MHz machine w/ 
> half
> a gig of ram is current either, but it allows me to have the machine  
> run
> as a server (simple mail/file/web(apache)shell) but to have gnome on  
> the
> desktop, as well.  All of this is possible, because the OS is stable.
>
>
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