Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 22:07 UTC
Linux With Linux on the desktop going from a slow crawl to verging on an explosion, many have toiled with the question: How do we make this happen faster? A well-known Austin-based Linux Advocate thinks he has the answer.
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The answer is not simple. Tell a home user that they can't install a certain game on Linux, or a particular Windows-only app.

Tell a business that they can't install their particular industry-specific package on it.

End of the road.

What's needed is to get these software companies to port to Linux on a much larger scale. If people can have their apps on Linux, I really don't think they'd care what OS they were on.

People use applications.....their applications. That's what has to be remembered when discussing the "Year of the Linux Desktop".

Unfortunately there's little to nothing the FOSS community can do to change whether or not an app is ported to Linux. That's up to the companies in question. And no, WINE is not the solution.

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