Linked by David Adams on Tue 21st Dec 2004 17:45 UTC, submitted by Lumbergh
Editorial A KDE developer opines that the move to port the top open source applications to Windows will undermine the potential for a widely-used open source desktop operating system.
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I don't agree
by Diego on Tue 21st Dec 2004 18:05 UTC

People uses computers to solve problems. One of the reasons why people don't switch to linux is because the programs they use to solve those problems run in Windows - and they dont want to change the programs, period.


If people starts using open source programs in windows, they won't care if you put linux in their boxes because the programs will continue working. Getting people used to use open source programs gives people a choice - "I can run this program in linux, I'm going to switch."

They'd have a choice. Right now there's no choice. "I run 3dcad / photoshop / games / access / VB / MS visual studio. I can't switch to linux even if I'd want because my programs don't work in linux". Open source in windows only can help.