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Why Does the Linux Desktop So Lack Proprietary Apps?

Jun 13, 2011, 23:04 (15 Talkback[s])
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"Even if you believe that proprietary software is something to be avoided, you have to admit that it would be nice to have select closed-source applications on the Linux desktop. Like certain Microsoft products or a couple of well-known Adobe applications, plus a few popular mainstream video game titles.

"I wouldn't say that we cant live without these software options, I'm merely questioning the wisdom of the proprietary software world continuing to ignore us.

"Now before I go any further, allow me to point out the following. First of all, I realize there are likely business and technological hurdles preventing any of the above software titles from becoming available anytime soon. That being said, there is still software functionality that is not adequately being addressed for the Linux desktop."

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