Originally Posted by GoldenTiger
Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever
I don't browse facebook. Define "vast majority of productivity applications." More than half of my steam games ( plus other non-steam games ) work on linux. I use my PC for more than a basic smartphone. Why bother trying to run M$ office when I already have libreoffice? iirc, CAD programs don't support win8 either, Please prove me wrong here. It seems like Allegorithmic is planning
on porting their software to linux
. Oh yeah because everyone needs to have note-taking software, it's nothing notepad can't handle. GIMP is certainly no photoshop, but it can do the job. Visual Studio for linux is a possibility actually, they're Open-Sourcing .NET after all
. And this looks quite promising
. Bluray disk playback? Win8/8.1/10 are able to play it out of the box too are they? no? Well with a little work, Bluray disc playback is very much doable in linux.
Gotta love that FUD-slinging action! Let's just kill your absurd mewling real quick-like and be done with it:
-Games aren't productivity applications. It's a pretty clearly defined segment of software.
-Microsoft, not M$. What is this, 1995, that you live in? OpenOffice/Libre Office are poor, pale imitations of Microsoft Office which is the industry standard for good reason.
-Please specify what "CAD programs" you mean. I don't know of any major ones that don't work in Win8.1.
-Speculation about a Linux version of Substance sometime in the future doesn't mean a whole lot, unless you live in the future and are time-travelling here to join in this conversation?
-OneNote is much more than a simple text edtior. Notepad is more like VIM, to put it in your little OSS fantasy world terms
-GIMP is indeed "no photoshop", and certainly not able to take its place in any corporate environment or quality freelancer's toolkit. Photoshop is the industry standard for a reason, just as Windows is for an operating system.
-The .NET runtime being open-sourced has nothing to do with Visual Studio, a development IDE for many different programming languages/techs authored by Microsoft. Again, don't state rampantly wild speculation as fact.
-Blu-ray playback can be achieved including legal copy protection on Windows. Linux has no legal options for playing back Blu-ray content. Straw man burnt to cinders.
- Touche, but I clearly asked you to define what you considered productivity software.
- I say M$ cause' I can. Poor imitations? Hey, as long as I can write an essay for English and pass, what's the problem? Excel is better than Calc though I will give it that.
- Eh, I don't doubt that they work, but official support is what I'm not sure about, unless we're talking about the recent versions.
- Okay, but I don't even use that program, nor anything like it so I don't care.
- I don't use VIM though, I use Emacs. and How is it more than just a text editor?
- It also works in OS X, would you be happy with a Mac?
- Touche, but it is a possibility. albeit an unlikely one, but still.
- for now.
So please, tell me what you define as "the vast majority of productivity applications." Does Eclipse, Libreoffice, blender and kdenlive not count?Edited by CSCoder4ever - 1/13/15 at 8:09am