Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Many Linux users have experience with Wine, the application compatibility layer which allows some Windows programs to run on UNIX-like machines. During Ubuntu's Open Week event, Mark Shuttleworth was asked about Wine, and how important he believes it is for the success of Ubuntu.
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No, Mark is right. He shouldnt focus too much on being compatible with MS or he'll get eaten. Wine is a nice project but Mark should really focus on his own plans and not care about Wine at all actually. He should certainly not follow MS's plans. When you follow, you dont compete. You are only competing when you are leading. Softwares should be compatible with Linux and not the other around.

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