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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Linux's Difficulty with Names

There are a number of things preventing Windows users from moving en masse to Linux. While the naming of applications is probably not a make-or-break issue when considering a new operating system, it is a legitimate consideration. This is the case because many of the names chosen for Linux programs are downright confusing, and the last thing desktop Linux needs right now is to make the transition from Windows or the acquisition of new users any harder than it has to be.

Here are some examples of Windows programs and a Linux equivalent:

Web Browser
Windows: Internet Explorer
Linux: Konqueror, Opera, Epiphany, Galeon, Firefox

Graphics Editing
Windows: Photoshop, Illustrator
Linux: GIMP

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