Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Linux Rocks !!!

I was one of those guys who was simply stuck onto Windows for a long long time ! Ever since I can remember, I had been more comfortable working on the Windows platform - be it for general work or development purposes. The number of applications available, games and the ease of development on windows made it very hard for me to even remotely consider switching to another platform. But this was until I was working for clients who were willing to spend extra cash on the softwares from Microsoft.

Recently, I quit my job to start off independently and was evaluating a lot of stuff related to the IT systems that I would need in my setup for development, deployment and maintenance purposes. A colleague suggested I give Linux a shot and suggested the Kubuntu distro. So thats how it got started. I have been using this for the last 4 months and surprisingly, I have not really felt the need to go back to Windows at all (except to use the Wall Street Analyzer which doesn't work well with Wine) !!

Linux definitely has come a long way in terms of user experience and value for money. I agree that it might be too early in the game for me to form an opinion on this, but I am willing to stick my neck out and say that the tipping point for Linux may not be too far ..

4 comments:

dank said...

Thanks for reporting the problem
running Wall Street Advisor on Wine.
I've filed a bug report about it:
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7430
You might want to add yourself as a cc
to that bug so you can get notified if
there's any progress.

You might consider trying to run it
under Crossover; that is said to have
worked at some point in the past.

GarbageMan said...

I tried the evaluation version of crossover as well but was facing issues in that as well..

aaa said...

nice

Dan Kegel said...

That wine bug has been fixed; the
app now installs (though you have
to do winetricks vcrun6 wsh56 to get
rid of the script error).

The next bug is
12123, app redraw problems.