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NewsForge: Windows Rapidly Approaching Desktop Usability

Jun 01, 2005, 00:15 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

[ Thanks to Russell for this link. ]

"Every year or so I like to see how Microsoft is doing in its attempt to make a desktop operating system as usable as Linux. Microsoft Windows XP, Home Edition, with Service Pack 2, is a tremendous improvement over previous Windows versions when it comes to stability and appearance, but it still has many glitches that keep it from being competitive with GNU/Linux for everyday users, including a tedious installation procedure, lack of productivity software included with the operating system, hardware compatibility problems, and a price so much higher than any of the Linux distributions I've tested lately that I don't feel this product is a good value for most home or small office users..."

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