Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 19:06 UTC
Linux We all know them. We all hate them. They are generally overdone, completely biased, or so vague they border on the edge of pointlessness (or toppled over said edge). Yes, I'm talking about those "Is Linux ready for the desktop" articles. Still, this one is different.
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RE[2]: Troll article
by farfromhome on Tue 19th May 2009 01:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Troll article"
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Still, it is better and more mature than what Gnome and KDX[sic] are doing. Both projects are just mimicking Windows API and they have not finish it yet.

Have you actually used the Windows API? It is such a nightmare to work with. I doubt very many people directly program to it anymore. Everybody uses wrappers like MFC or wxWidgets, or an independent toolkit that avoids the Windows API as much as possible.

Contrast that to Qt or even plain GTK+; both are much more modern toolkits and very usable directly. They both take care of all of the little details that the Windows API leaves to the programmer.

API stability is great, in that many programs made for Windows 3.1 (win32s at least) are still usable today, but don't pretend that it is a superior API to more modern ones.

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