Originally Posted by headcracker
no u explained it offers alternatives. k i produce music in fl (an im pretty sure it wont install under linux) an gettin x-fi drivers an software to work in vista was a nightmare so id imagian be the same in linux, i listen to music in wmp, i game, i use word processer, i overclock an bench (3dm06 dont work in linux) i watch movies etc etc etc, now why would i use half the stuff i use a pc for in linux an other half in vista ? when vista does it all just fine ? (an NEVER crashes) well apart from when i overclock to far,
EDIT: also dont like ur icons ? change them in vista too, u can change almost everything in vista with theme manager so linux offers nothing differant there i cant already do.
FL apparently runs OK under wine (see above post) or you could try lmms
, x-fi drivers are currently unavailable, there is not much I can say to that. There are far better music players than WMP for Linux, there are Linux benchmarking apps.
I'm not saying Linux will be exactly the same, but you shouldn't want it to be. The trick is to be open-minded.
The point of the matter is Linux is a lot nicer to run, and I have tried to explain why, but I also say the best way to tell is to run it and see. That's why this post is about trying it then commenting on it. Until you have tried it, you don't really have a right to speak about the matter.
Run it like I have said, then come back and tell me exact reasons why you like/dislike it.
This isn't about discussing why you don't think Linux is right, this is about trying it, and telling us when you have an informed viewpoint.
I'm not saying you can't be anti-linux (note the first post has anti-linux sig notes as well) - but find out about it properly first.