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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What if Apple followed the same logic
by Jason on Tue 21st Dec 2004 18:30 UTC

And didn't make the iPod and iTunes available on Windows. The iPod would still be cool but not nearly as dominant as it is now. And there would be NO halo effect.

Opensource apps are not going to draw people to Linux by themselves. If a must have open-source app is only available on Linux then I believe that commercial software vendors would duplicate the application before people started to consider a migration to Linux.