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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@Ankit Malik
by clasqm on Wed 22nd Dec 2004 13:17 UTC

>b) On the contrary Windows never ports apps to Linux, it is
>all Codeweaver and Wine doing the hard work

I run their wordprocessor on 3 different platforms. It loads in a flash (hear that, OOo?) and has never crashed on me on any of the three OS's (Abiword, are you there?). Worth the money IMHO.

Then there's Opera ... I'll admit it's not a flood, but yes, there are windows apps that have been ported to linux, generally as part of a this-thing-must-run-on-anything strategy.

There already is an OSSWIN website. Maybe somebody should start a CSLIN site <g>.