Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Dec 2006 16:56 UTC, submitted by Governa
OSNews, Generic OSes eWeek's Peter Coffee has compiled his idea of the 25 killer applications of all time. "Microsoft's Vista has widely inspired the 'Why do I need that?' question, which past 'killer applications' have answered in different ways for different platforms during three decades of personal computing."
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No Killer Apps for Linux is the Killer App
by zztaz on Mon 18th Dec 2006 03:25 UTC in reply to "Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes... ;)"
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2006-09-16

If freedom is the main differentiator for Linux, the BSDs, and other Free software, then that eliminates killer apps.

Seriously. A killer app is one that locks you into a particular platform. One aspect of software freedom is that you aren't locked in.

So the killer app for Linux is freedom from the downside of killer apps.

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