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 agree with the author
by Lumbergh on Tue 21st Dec 2004 18:57 UTC

But since I don't hate windows and I'm not an advocate one way or the other regarding the desktop, I'm glad nobody is taking his advice.

It doesn't take a rocket science to figure out that FOSS extremists hate the fact that cygwin, firefox, and other apps exist on windows, because they don't consider it really open until the whole system software stack is open. And I probably would use linux on the desktop more often if I didn't have cygwin, firefox, and even real linux on windows (colinux) available.