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OSWeekly: Closed Source Software: The Future of Windows and Linux?

Aug 03, 2006, 00:45 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt H. for this link. ]

"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..."

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