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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Windows no longer relevant
by tuma324 on Mon 7th Nov 2011 01:26 UTC
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I work developing software for companies out there, I mostly work on Linux, but my coworkers use a mix of Linux and other UNIX-like OS. You couldn't imagine how many companies out there ask their employees not to develop software on Windows.

For example, look at the document below.

http://ompldr.org/vYjV3OQ

I got this document from a former employer. You can clearly see they ask their employees NOT to develop on Windows.

Sure, Windows is still relevant for desktop users, but it's not relevant for the rest of us anymore, and it's unclear how relevant it will be in the future for other people.

Just see the bad critics that Windows 8 is getting with all that tablet GUI for the desktop and the secure boot fiasco. *shrug*

Edited 2011-11-07 01:42 UTC

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