""It would be kind of cool to explain which applications these
programs are supposed to replace, but in general this is
impractical because the Open Source equivalents are missing major
pieces of the feature set," Slashdot blogger drinkypoo told
LinuxInsider. "The most likely feature to be missing is an
interface that makes sense to human beings."
"Drinkypoo took exception to several of the article's
suggestions. For example, Handbrake -- not Acidrip -- is the best
program for making video files from DVDs, he asserted. "XBMC, which
originated on the Xbox, IS however an excellent media center," he
"On a higher level, though, the list is not just "fundamentally
confusing (if not simply wrong)" -- it also "doesn't really tell us
anything about whether these programs are a worthy equivalent to
anything," drinkypoo charged."