Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 22:07 UTC
Linux With Linux on the desktop going from a slow crawl to verging on an explosion, many have toiled with the question: How do we make this happen faster? A well-known Austin-based Linux Advocate thinks he has the answer.
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RE[4]: Simple answer
by Xaero_Vincent on Thu 24th Jan 2008 00:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Simple answer"
Xaero_Vincent
Member since:
2006-08-18

I see Firefox's popularity on Windows as a good thing. "There has been some speculation" .... what does that mean? Are you saying that you bet someone out there feels that way?


Yes, it is a good thing but it proves my point that people just embrace the software on their existing platform rather than try it on the other platforms it runs on.

The speculation/rumor occurred on Mozilla mailing-lists and Slashdot, Digg, and other news sites. Mozilla denied the accusations, of course. If this were true, it certainly isn't a trend I wish to see happen as a *nix user.

I think you just validated my point. Making the applications cross platform prevents that.


Cross-platform and FOSS have been largely ubiquitous for a long time now; at least in my opinion.

If anything, FOSS is becoming more Windows-specific because how some new FOSS projects target proprietary development tools and libraries on Windows, rather than the cross-platform options.

We'll just have to disagree on that one.


Regardless who agrees upon what... its evident that whatever is happening now is clearly not helping to bring Linux and other FOSS platforms to the masses.

Edited 2008-01-24 00:49 UTC

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RE[5]: Simple answer
by WereCatf on Thu 24th Jan 2008 00:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Simple answer"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Regardless who agrees upon what... its evident that whatever is happening now is clearly not helping to bring Linux and other FOSS platforms to the masses.

Even if that was true (which I disagree on) it atleast helps to bring FOSS applications to the masses. And that's what counts, especially if you are already locked in to a platform and can't switch. In that case it's even more crucial to be able to replace atleast partially the proprietary solutions, isn't it?

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