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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Comments from an incipient migrator
by drongo on Wed 22nd Dec 2004 03:07 UTC

When my Windows installation (98 SE "lite" using EVWM as a shell) is no longer tolerable I will migrate to Linux or *BSD -- whichever has the best desktop implementation when the time comes. Hopefully by then certain critical applications (EditPlus, Paint Shop Pro) will have adequate AltOS counterparts, or the apps will work well enough on WINE. As can be seen, not having to find and learn new appliations would grease the skids for me changing. Thus the author's hypothesis is 180 degrees backwards for me.