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Nov042007

Linux desktop lacks innovation

Microsoft is complaining that “the Linux desktop including OpenOffice” infringes some 235 Microsoft patents. An objective comparison between the whole Linux desktop and Microsoft’s Windows desktop shows that it has a good point; there are many resemblances, from trivial to profound. However, there are plentiful other non-Windows-like models of desktop to follow instead. At least two are already there: implemented, working and ready to use, complete with accessories. Two complete Free, open source desktops, radically different from anything Microsoft has patented. They’re just not being used by any distributions.

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Operating System, Linux, Windows, Microsoft, Open-Source, Open Source

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