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[2]: Dual Views
by westlake on Sun 6th Nov 2011 19:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Dual Views"
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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.

But --- if you are talking about end-user applications --- how do you get there outside of serving very small niche markets?

The native clients for OSX and Windows should deliver about 99% of potential sales.

Even the FOSS developer can feel the itch for greater visibility and better funding.

The stats on the latest [and to my mind the weakest] "Humble Bundle" shows Linux sales generating a bare 25% of revenues while contributons from Linux gamers average about twice that from those running Windows.

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