Art Alexion on 17 Mar 2008 10:37:38 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Windows themes (ON-TOPIC, i promise)

On Monday 17 March 2008 13:12:22 brent saner wrote:
> so in short, i feel WINE encourages vendor lock-in which, although the
> WINE community has put forth an AMAZING effort and does some fantastic
> things of which we're all incredibly grateful, i still don't think it
> should be as prevalent a solution as it is often presented.

Some stuff — TurboTax, for instance — may become Linux, but it will never be 
Open Source, nor will there be an open source alternative.  The tax rules 
change drastically once a year, and sometimes there are changes throughout 
the year.  You need accountants in the development team to produce a 
realistic product.  It costs a lot of money to produce and keep up to date.  
There are other programs geared toward certain industries that are like this.

I think solutions, like wine, empower users to choose Linux and not require 
them to go totally MS in order to get their work done.

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