kwackers wrote:[XAP]Bob wrote:Windows still just about has the edge for gaming, but the only things really keeping people on it are:
- Excel (and I say excel rather than office, because actually excel is the only one that is genuinely hard to replace)
And all the other software that simply won't run on anything else (or does but is a poor version).
IMO Windows has a nice smooth but bloated feel to it.
Linux is like a homemade sports car, lively, a bit rough round the edges and you have to stop and pick the flies out of your teeth occasionally.
Ultimately though the question is really about will the software you require run on it.
Wine does a pretty good job for most things...
There are some hardware drivers that are low enough volume that they can't be bothered to support anything other than windows, and that's a real shame, because it just perpetuates the myth that windows is in some way "good".
I can't think of many other bits of software that are irreplaceable and windows only.