Linked by David Adams on Sun 6th Nov 2011 04:34 UTC
Linux While it may seem like Linux-only projects are betraying their loyal base by developing Windows or OSX versions, I would argue that cross-platform development is actually better for Linux as a whole, better for individual software projects and their developers, and ultimately better for Linux users.
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RE: Comment by Darkmage
by ilovebeer on Sun 6th Nov 2011 17:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by Darkmage"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

So I can run everything my Linux runs, but have games and proprietary application support too??? How does this help get me off of Windows again? The real answer is Linux needs better Linux only applications. Like Macintosh, the platform has to kick the crap out of Windows in specific areas to drive adoption. Right now it doesn't so it lags behind in marketshare.

Someone who gets it.. Yes, exactly right and why Linux will continue to not be taken seriously as at least a desktop os by anyone beyond Linux enthusiasts.

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RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage
by unclefester on Mon 7th Nov 2011 06:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by Darkmage"
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2007-01-13

In a few years the average "desktop" will probably be an (Android) phone or tablet that uses a docking station that provides power, a keyboard, a mouse and monitor. The software will be web based and the storage cloud based.

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RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage
by Wafflez on Mon 7th Nov 2011 16:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by Darkmage"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Because of the ideologistic morons, I agree! Untill they'll chant their "not GPL - not in my pc" mantra, Linux can go fsck itself.

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