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."