Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th May 2013 22:30 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's communications chief has a tough job these days, and with Windows 8 is under attack from all sides he's bravely called for a return to the center and a less partisan conversation about the new OS. There's just one problem: The periodicals he’s called out for engaging in 'sensationalism and hyperbole' are in fact right about Microsoft's strategy. And ignoring that is the real problem."
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And the FOSS community really doesn't do themselves any favors by releasing many of Linux's best apps on Windows. Just ensures that Windows users have the best of both worlds, giving them little incentive to switch.

Hmm... I disagree.

Once I had all my family members using Firefox and Chromium, LibreOffice, Inkscape, and a multitude of other cross-platform applications instead of Windows-only options - I was able to swap out Windows entirely for Linux, and the learning curve was minimal.

At one point, my kids were using a Linux Mint laptop I had lying around in my office and didn't really care - because all the same app icons were present that they were used to on the windows machines.

Cross platform apps are a stepping stone to "freedom".

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