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Unfortunately Linux cannot run a lot of proprietary software, neither can you install it on Linux, though some applications you can run through Wine.

The worst thing about Linux is, many Software & Hardware Venders will not offer support for linux. frown.gif
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Unfortunately Linux cannot run a lot of proprietary software, neither can you install it on Linux, though some applications you can run through Wine.

The worst thing about Linux is, many Software & Hardware Venders will not offer support for linux. frown.gif

How is any of that the fault of Linux though?

It is a vicious circle really:

No one wants Linux since there is not software for certain things. Developers don't want to develop on Linux since there is not a large market. There is also the problem of multiple distros that use different packaging systems; while open source could work, it does not fit well with the closed proprietary software model.
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How is any of that the fault of Linux though?
It is a vicious circle really:
No one wants Linux since there is not software for certain things. Developers don't want to develop on Linux since there is not a large market. There is also the problem of multiple distros that use different packaging systems; while open source could work, it does not fit well with the closed proprietary software model.

While it's not caused by Linux or any Linux distros directly, it still is a problem with Linux.
    
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While it's not caused by Linux or any Linux distros directly, it still is a problem with Linux.

No, it is a problem for Linux.
    
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