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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Not so good post
by renox on Mon 7th Nov 2011 09:29 UTC
renox
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2005-07-06

This blog post smells the "work for me free" attitude of many:
- I use XXX it works on Linux but not on Windows, could you work for me free and port it?
- the port of YYY on Windows is not good quality: could you work for me free and make it better?

While having portable application is better in theory, in practice for Linux this is not always the case Songbird is a good example, Firefox is also a good example: quite often it's not as good on Linux as it is on Windows..

Even though the KDE project says it's multiplatform, I think that the number of applications ready on Windows isn't so big, so even if you're not against being portable, it is *hard*..

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