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 21:38 UTC

. Why wouldn't I want to open a spreadsheet or letter directly from Outlook? As a matter of fact why wouldn't I want to view it in Outlook itself...that's cool...and that's also dangerous

started with the question and ended with an answer
Then it became time to secure the system...backwards yes, but you can't argue with the fact that it worked to their benefit.

marketing success. yes. technically sucess - no

"Must Linux really reinvent the wheel MS perfected? "

not sure what you imply by that. Linux has very different goals and needs. userbase or idealogy is nowhere the same