"If you are a regular reader of Computer Bits, you know that
Linux is developing impressive momentum. It is the new buzzword,
and articles comparing it to Windows are everywhere. Opinions about
moving from Windows to Linux are as plentiful as leaves in autumn.
The most common arguments against switching are the lack of solid
software, and the difficulty in finding folks to create tailor-made
business applications. Well, Kylix is about to change all that, and
"Kylix is Borland's code name for a project that ports their
highly acclaimed Delphi and C++ Builder to Linux. This is wonderful
news to millions of Delphi and C++ Builder programmers."
"Perhaps the coolest part of Kylix is how close the syntax is to
the Windows version of Delphi. At BorCon 2000, the annual Borland
developer's conference, reps demonstrated Kylix to a crowd of
drooling computer jocks. Right there, live, they created a Windows
program using Delphi. Then they simply recompiled the same code in
Kylix to produce virtually identical applications on Windows and
Linux. You cold hear the audience exhale in unison."