Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 12:53 UTC, submitted by Adam S
General Development A few weeks ago, Ars published part one in a series called "From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X". In this series, Peter Bright details why he believes "Windows is dying, Windows applications suck, and Microsoft is too blinkered to fix any of it". Part one dealt with the history of both Windows and the Mac OS, and part two deals with .Net, the different types of programmers, and Windows Vista.
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RE[2]: Nice read but KDE is better
by tdemj on Mon 5th May 2008 20:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice read but KDE is better"
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At one moment I seriously considered moving to Qt, I've even read the C++ GUI Programming with Qt book. There's one thing that stopped me in the end: the lack of 3rd party components. I couldn't find any.

It doesn't matter if you prefer .NET, Delphi or MFC, there are a dozen high quality visual component vendors out there, and 100s of freeware ones. For example, a fancy tree view, a collapsible panel, report builders, shell controls that look like Windows Explorer, charting, image viewer, just to mention a few.

I was unable to find anything for Qt.

I still think Qt is fantastic if your GUI is simple and basic, and when portability is important. But if you want to get the most out of a platform, nothing can beat a native front end + portable back-end combination.

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