NewsForge: Why commercial Linux software ventures failOct 02, 2001, 11:54 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)
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"...Last week I wrote about how commercial apps for Linux need to be enough better than their free competition to justify their cost. The two examples above simply weren't worth paying for. If they had been given away free, clearly labeled as hobby items, no one would have been upset. But they weren't. They were sold as finished applications, with sales copy that led user-level customers to believe they were buying something that would install and work, right out of the box.
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