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DesktopLinux.com: The importance of the WINE project

Jan 23, 2002, 06:18 (32 Talkback[s])
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"Some people will complain that we should invest in native Linux apps, instead of an emulator. My counter to them is that, in the long run, this is what will happen: if WINE runs, Linux will be widely adopted. Once Linux has a big market share, a lot of companies will start producing native Linux apps also. In other words, the number of apps is more a function of market share than anything else. If we increase the market share, more apps for Linux will be written. Hoping for the apps to be here first in order to increase market share is wishful thinking."

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