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The Importance of Fitting In

Jan 28, 2010, 18:34 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)

"Last week we took a look at proprietary software and how its integration might affect the Linux desktop. Is it good, bad, or somewhere in between?

"There are several reasons why proprietary software might be useful to the Linux desktop. People are used to the way it works, it could support proprietary data formats better, it might simply work better.

"Why is this an issue? Because if we want users to make the move to free software like the Linux desktop, then we should try and make it as easy as possible.

"Linux is gaining in popularity every day. So is solid, open software it strength, or the ability to integrate into the existing Windows monopoly? Perhaps it’s a bit of both."

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