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 Soulbender on Mon 7th Nov 2011 18:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Dual Views"
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If you would like users to switch to Linux then you _should_ support the idea of Linux-only software. There's a catch however.

If he supports Linux-only apps there is no catch, at least not the catch you mention.

Linux has tons of mediocre-to-crap but very little "great" software.

So it's just like Windows, only with much less crap and mediocre software. One look at, say, Tucows confirms this without a doubt. There are great Linux software, there are great Windows software and great OSX software etc. Perhaps Linux has less, perhaps not. The only "great" software Windows has that I need are games. There's not one other piece of software Windows has that I need. That's just me though, it will be different for everyone and depend greatly what you do with your computer.

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