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Linux needs to do more for programmers

May 08, 2010, 00:04 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"True, there is the Linux Developer Network, which, when it began, looked like it would be the Linux equivalent of MSDN, but it hasn't lived up to its promise. And, I can't overlook the Linux Foundation's Linux training classes. But, if I'm an ISV and I want to write software for Linux, I'm still going to need to piece together a lot of it by myself.

"For example, Red Hat does a fine job of helping an ISV get its product to market and Novell does well at helping developers to run their programs on its platforms. Indeed, thanks to Mono, Linux programmers can write software that will run on both Windows and Linux."

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