"In the mystical world of the popular 'Harry Potter' books, the
normal people of the world -- those who must struggle through life
without the help of magic -- are known as 'muggles.' The term
muggle isn't derogatory, but it seems to carry a certain amount of
pity for the plight of nonmagical folks. In spite of the magic that
Windows programmers can do using Microsoft's suite of operating
systems, many of us feel a little like muggles when confronted with
Linux. Tough installs, arcane commands, and a dearth of productive
development environments keep many of us in our comfortable Windows
world. Inprise's Borland group is trying to entice us onto new
platforms using a little bit of magic called Kylix."
"Kylix first came to my attention when Corel attempted to
purchase Inprise. That deal was quickly scuttled following a plunge
in Corel's stock value, but Kylix continued. Kylix is Borland's
codename for a set of platform-independent versions of its RAD
tools: Delphi and C++ Builder. While Harry Potter and his fellow
wizards are trained at a secret school named Hogwarts, Kylix users
are being trained in secret through a closed beta program that is
filled to capacity. The fruits of the Kylix program are filtering
out via white papers, user reports, screen shots, and dog-and-pony
shows. The results look promising."
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