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eWeek: My next three-year plan; Kylix to have a big impact

Feb 13, 2001, 21:49 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Scarce talent will go where return on effort is highest. That's why it's so important to see the arrival, finally, of Borland Software's Kylix, a Linux-based Object Pascal programming tool kit similar to the company's Delphi for Windows."

"For the thousands of enterprise desktop devices that are bought to run a single custom application, such as order entry or insurance claims processing, a tool like Kylix is the key that opens enterprise doors to Linux in places other than the server room. Windows on the desktop could quickly become a home and small-business solution, while enterprises shun its high cost per seat."

"Linux on handhelds is somewhat further off, I suspect, but Visual Basic development skills can quickly be turned toward Palm OS projects with AppForge's AppForge Professional (due for release Feb. 15). The future is here; let's live it."

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