Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC, submitted by Adam S
General Development Ars' Peter Bright wrote an article today entitled "From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X", in which he explains why he believes "Windows is dying, Windows applications suck, and Microsoft is too blinkered to fix any of it". These are rather harsh words, but there is a definitive element of truth in it. The article is part one in a three-part series.
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RE: Why
by ActiveMan on Wed 23rd Apr 2008 20:08 UTC in reply to "Why"
ActiveMan
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2006-01-15

IMO cross-platform APIs like Java or QT produces rough applications. However, those applications reduce the cost a lot and are "enough" for vertical application like business applications. The pros overcome the cons in this scenario.

On the other hand, cross-platform APIs are not acceptable for wide scope applications like word processors or internet browsers. Does anybody would consider using a web browser written in Java or QT?

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