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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er, don't you mean linux
by pjm on Wed 22nd Dec 2004 16:02 UTC

My sense is that the author doesn't believe Linux can compete with Windows on its own terms. I.e., there has to be some restrictions (keep oss apps off windows) and strongarming for Linux to get traction in the desktop market. Whether this is true or not is debatable, but I find this point of view highly ironic used to promote a "free as in speech" operating system.

Perhaps when the handful of non-Unix based OSS operating systems mature (Blue Eyed OS anyone), without the inherent usability flaws of Linux and BSD we'll start to see less whinging and scraping for market share.