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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by Anonymous on Tue 21st Dec 2004 19:42 UTC

Except XP is stable
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hmm. thats just a opinion

"First of all, it'll be a cold day in ehll before there are equal or better open source apps for all of the apps I'm currently using. (It took the Mozilla foundation about 3 years to pull off that trick, and that was only because their competition [IE] didn't even bother to compete.) "

so MS not bothering to develop IE is to their credit better than Mozilla foundation developing and releasing Firefox on multiple platforms for free and with source code licensed under MPL?

"However, probably my number one reason is because I have spent 11 years making Windows my bitch, and am pretty convinced that I can make it run faster and more stable than any modern desktop Linux distro running KDE/Gnome. (Ok, maybe some hardcore Linux tweakers could outdo me, but you'd be hard pressed .. trust me on this one.) "

11 years?. waste or productivity. I can assure that Linux guys can outbeat windows systems in various scenarios and probably vice versa too. it all boils down to inherent capabilities rather than tweaks

no amount of tweaking will make 2.4 kernel as fast as 2.6 kernel for example


"suppose that a person using open source apps in Windows would be fine for most Linux users, except for the zealots who have this Borg mentality that 'converting' to Linux is the only true path to God.
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true. however Aaron siego talks about strategical advantages towards enhancing a platform rather preventing stuff from being ported. perhaps you should give it a good read