OSWeekly: Closed Source Software: The Future of Windows and Linux?
Aug 03, 2006, 00:45 (12 Talkback[s])
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"I have been struggling with one major problem lately with the
Linux operating system and that problem is the amazing lack of new
and exciting software. It's frustrating because by the time said
software does finally make its way down to the Linux user, the
Windows crowd has been using it for nearly a year or longer.
"Perhaps some of this is because there does not appear to be a
clear, simple to follow outline cooperative for companies to design
for the open source operating system. Arguably this is because of
the perceived need to keep things 'open,' however, I feel it's time
for Linux to grow up and find some kind of common ground with the
closed source community. I am a firm believer that both parties
could learn a lot from each other; unfortunately I don't see that
happening any time soon..."