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Thread: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorMO View Post
    the planet with 97% of all the other 'non gamers' who I'd rather spend time making software for. as a programmer I'd rather build a nice puzzle game that 3 million people enjoy than a shoot em up that 3 thousand could enjoy. please read aysiu's link, we ain't making this up your just wrong about gamers and games in general.
    How about WoW? 9 million subscribers and counting. Its loosely supported with wine so it might not be pertinent. But I think the gaming community is much bigger than you credit.

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Here's my list in no particular order:

    1) Viruses - well, not techincally true, I know, but significantly less
    2) Pre-installed non-fully functioning bloatware on new machines (as opposed to the fully functioning bloatware)
    3) Spyware - see #1, I know, I know
    4) Really well designed and functioning video editing - Sony Vegas, etc. Heck, I would even settle for a package like Pinnacle Studio. And I'm talking fully functioning - fully functioning and more than a wipe and fade transitions, integrated title cards and scrolling titles, somewhat familiar interface
    5) Pseudo-clean installation program - ./configure, make, make install (or checkinstall) is not it.

    I'll stop there.

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arathorn View Post
    I think gaming is the most important for a lot of people. Also a lot of professionals miss Photoshop.
    /agree.
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Use my midi keyboard with Reason and use Sonicstage to put music on my walkman. These are the main reasons I still use Windows, otherwise I just use ubuntu for day to day stuff.

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    To answer the OP's question:

    AutoCAD;
    Create Flash animations;
    Voice/web cam chat over Instant Messaging applications & Skype;
    Use specialist written commercial software only available in Windows (e.g. engineering software that civil/structural engineering staff use at work - we use it a lot)
    Business Accounting software;

    And I would bet there are loads of other examples too. These are ones I have come across in my experience.

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Who cares....If I wanted to do windows *things* I would use windows. As it is, I only care to do Linux things and the number of things linux can do that windows cannot is a better discussion IMO.

    Windows can suck a lot harder than linux - that is one.
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    to me is no that windows can do more is jut that it can run more porgrams (Rhino, Modo, AutoCAD, Photoshop) but for the average users I would say that linux is better

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by deanlinkous View Post
    Who cares....
    I do, I have to support those infernal machines that run Windows only applications!!!

    If I was able, I would have all the machines running ubuntu.

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by deanlinkous View Post
    Who cares....If I wanted to do windows *things* I would use windows. As it is, I only care to do Linux things and the number of things linux can do that windows cannot is a better discussion IMO.

    Windows can suck a lot harder than linux - that is one.
    well, the reason for this is when i tell someone they should just use ubuntu (because they are complaining about viruses or something) they always ask "well, if i switch what wont i be able to do?", so im trying to get any answers that i dont already know, and so far ive gotten quite a few
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by Praill View Post
    How about WoW? 9 million subscribers and counting. Its loosely supported with wine so it might not be pertinent. But I think the gaming community is much bigger than you credit.
    Read the link I posted earlier.

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