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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How to kill an expensive OS on the Desktop
by atomicplayboy on Tue 21st Dec 2004 18:11 UTC

I don't entirely follow the logic of these recent allegations. If the same applications are available on windows as they are on, say, linux, won't this be just more of a reason to switch to these open source operating systems? By many, especialy those who are fed up with Windows, open source operating systems are considered more stable, and considerably cheaper. It could be argued that the only reason of sticking with Windows would be a dependancy on certain applications. If Open Office was the dominant office suite, then one who depends only on an office suite would have no reason to remain with Windows as their operating system of choice.