Linked by David Adams on Sun 6th Nov 2011 04:34 UTC
Linux While it may seem like Linux-only projects are betraying their loyal base by developing Windows or OSX versions, I would argue that cross-platform development is actually better for Linux as a whole, better for individual software projects and their developers, and ultimately better for Linux users.
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RE: Comment by Gone fishing
by ggeldenhuys on Sun 6th Nov 2011 21:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by Gone fishing"
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Mozilla, VNC, Skype, Google World, and the GIMP etc being applications that are found in Windows makes the transition easier.

The transatition might be easier, as long as they don't expect the same performance and features. Mozilla crippled under Linux compared to Windows. Skype crippled under Linux compared to Windows etc. etc.

Giving up MS Office, Nero etc for Open-source equivalents does not.

You do know Nero Linux existed for many years so far. I have bought v3 & upgraded to v4 when it came out. It's my CD/DVD writing software of choice under Linux. BUT, it doesn't come close to the functionality of the Windows version! :-(

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