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You can only say that you can't do what you want to on it because noone's developed a Linux-compatible program to do it.
most excellent point here. For a lot of things I think it's just a matter of time. I know from a general usability standpoint it's about 100x better than it was back with the pain of kernel 2.4

But for a company to port their software over to platform X it has to have enough of a user base for them to turn a profit before they will do it. Unfortunately I think we're still a long way away from someone like adobe selling photoshop to linux users [ frankly I'm very content with that, I wouldn't want to see this turn into proprietary soup M$ windows]. if gimp is a joke it will get closer to photoshop with time, but still different.

It's a bit of a catch 22, very few are willing to use linux 100% because software X is missing, software X never gets ported to linux because nobody is there to pay for it. Really I would never expect to go and pay thousands for photoshop to run on linux. It just doesn't feel right. I do however see a future where software is all free, since it doesn't really exist to begin with, there's no construction material.
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are we still on it... seriously guys
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I can say this much. This thread is far more interesting to follow than the typical "I'm thinking of trying Linux. What distro should I use?"
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I a defining it as something that can do ANYTHING a desktop user could want.
But Windows won't allow me to do everything that I want to do. I guess by your definition there is no such thing as a fully featured desktop OS
    
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Ive downloaded 3 distros, fedora, boss and ubuntu...
for now, boss seams very nice...
but as every other linux have same settings...

BOSS
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Bharat Operating System Solutions (BOSS) is a free and open source computer operating system developed by the National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) of India. This software is also known by the acronym BOSS GNU/Linux or simply BOSS Linux. The latest version of this operating system, BOSS GNU/Linux Version 4.0, was released in February 2011.[2][3]
This software package has been described as "India's own PC operating system" the most meaningful product to come out of the Indian software industry in decades — and a work that a government department had to do.[4]
The software has also been endorsed by the Government of India for adoption and implementation on a national scale.[citation needed]
BOSS GNU/Linux is an "LSB certified" Linux distribution: the software has been certified by the Linux Foundation for compliance with the Linux Standard Base standard.[5][citation needed]
BOSS GNU/Linux is derived from Debian. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic operating system tools in Debian come from the GNU Project; hence the appendages GNU/Linux to Debian and BOSS.
The product is free software in the sense in which the term is used by the Free Software Foundation,[6] and it is distributed under the GNU General Public License.[7]
The latest desktop version of BOSS GNU/Linux is fully localised to eighteen Indian languages.
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