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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Windows Users Laugh at GIMP
by The MESMERIC on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 10:18 UTC

One cynic commented:

"If that is the pinnacle of open source development
I have no more to add."

Why?
Because GIMP on windows does not feel the same as GIMP on Linux.

Now fancy porting KDE badly.
It will undoubtedly be very buggy for many releases.
Then yeah noone wants to migrate to Linux - period.
Constant crashes and bizzarre behaviour of an app on an unstable and cryptic environment.

Not to mention that in a way its wasted efforts of the KDE community.

I wouldn't be surprised if big players like Adobe, Macromedia, etc get to know the inner secrets of Windows (handed by Microsoft PLC) .. thus ensuring them writing better applications.

Will the open source developers be given the same support or priviledge? Hell No.

I am still pondering on the negative or positive impact of porting KDE to Windows
..
but am slowly forming the conclusion that it is detrimental for Linux than anything else.