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The Case Against The Case Against Running Windows Apps

Mar 01, 2008, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew D. Peavy)

[ Thanks to Matthew Peavy for this link. ]

"In Bruce Byfield's article from February 26, 2008, titled GNU/Linux Desktop: The Case Against Running Windows Apps the question is raised whether the allocation of resources (in this case, donations of money and software patches by Google) towards improving Wine was wise or necessary. He questions whether the donations are even potentially harmful.

"Mr. Byfield's point is that Free Software alternatives exist for nearly all the major proprietary applications running on Windows, and thus the money would be better spent furthering the development of native applications. In addition, he criticizes the process of making it easier to run proprietary applications rather than encouraging the use of native applications..."

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