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: Do you really need Windows?
by ilovebeer on Mon 7th Nov 2011 00:18 UTC in reply to "Do you really need Windows?"
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People use mostly Windows because that was the only thing they saw and learned. Apple use most windows applications without any trouble or better than Windows. Then; why Apple has only five percent of the world's computer market? Now, what is the difference between apple and Linux? yes, exactly; no much. Both OS's come from Unix and Linux can be fixed to be the same or better than Apple and one small or big prove is ANDROID that has more than twice the number of smart phones Apple does. Therefore; if there is a will, Linux can be more useful and resourceful than Windows and Apple. Can somebody explain?!!

Androids success can be attributed to it's availability and lower cost. The OS itself has been less then impressive. Are you unaware of how riddled with holes it is and how easily it's attacked/hacked?

In order to understand the answer to your question, you have to first understand what you're even asking about. You can start with this: Android != IOS != Windows mobile. Linux != OSX != Windows. Mobile OS != desktop OS.

* "!=" means not equal

Edited 2011-11-07 00:19 UTC

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