Reply to post: Re: I liked the Windows 2000 interface... @CAPS LOCK

The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

Nigel 11

Re: I liked the Windows 2000 interface... @CAPS LOCK

The trouble is that Microsoft has a direct or indirect almost-monopoly on certain widely used small enterprise application classes. There's no good equivalent of Autocad on Linux. Nor is there any equivalent of Sage Accounting. You can probably think of others. It's a scandal that MS is allowed to maintain such monopoly power, but until our legislators catch up there will continue to be applications where using Windows is essential (even if that's Windows in a VM on your Linux desktop).

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