Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 19:06 UTC
Linux We all know them. We all hate them. They are generally overdone, completely biased, or so vague they border on the edge of pointlessness (or toppled over said edge). Yes, I'm talking about those "Is Linux ready for the desktop" articles. Still, this one is different.
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in what part of the planet have you been
by darkcoder on Tue 19th May 2009 23:44 UTC
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Please before praising Win32 api, do a little research. And while the win32api is still there (for backward compatibility) is not the API you should use if you want the Windows Compatible logo on it, or the new features/look into your application. And that certification is what serious win developers aim at.

Win32api was bad, MFC was bad. The only api nicely done was .Net.

The only real fact is that still today you have to be carefull when buying hardware. There are a lot of cameras, printers, even motherboards that have issues with Linux. Multimedia and gaming keyboards or mouse, say goodbye to the extra keys or custom key programming.

And for applications, there is a truth from previous posts. If the program don't offer anything better by a good margin over an open source alternative, don't bother to sell it, because it won't.

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bannor99 Member since:

The LinEAK project has been supporting Internet and Easy Access keyboards for over 5 years.

The site is a good place to start for game-related stuff. The truth is, there's a lot of support for all kinds of devices however it does take more elbow-grease than Windows.

That doesn't mean it can't be done.

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