Linked by David Adams on Sun 6th Nov 2011 04:35 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Linux Linux advocates have for so long advocated browser-accessed software as a service as a way to break out of Microsoft's proprietary desktop. Now that this world has arrived, there's less incentive to work on native Linux apps.
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RE: Dual Views
by ilovebeer on Sun 6th Nov 2011 18:23 UTC in reply to "Dual Views"
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Regardless, I am not sure if Linux-Only software is the way to go...although I must admit my little nerdy heart desires for people to move to Linux because of apps...not because they're running away from OSX/Windows.

If you would like users to switch to Linux then you _should_ support the idea of Linux-only software. There's a catch however. Cross-platform software doesn't create any motivation to migrate OS'es. Why would it? Why would a user install a completely new OS when he/she can use the same software on the currently installed OS?

Linux has tons of mediocre-to-crap but very little "great" software. Linux needs oustanding Linux-only software that has no equivalent or is at least on par with rival software. Linux offers very little of that and thus very little reason to take it seriously as a Windows alternative.

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