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Survey: Programmers Shunning Vista for Mac OS and Linux

May 19, 2008, 13:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Philip Elmer-DeWitt)

"'Developers,' a VP at Electronic Arts once told me, explaining why there were so many me-too Windows applications, 'will walk through the desert in their socks to get to an installed base...'"

"True enough. But it doesn't quite explain the results of a survey issued last week by Evans Data Corp. The headline was that most developers are still not targeting Windows Vista when they write new apps. Only 8% of the 380 developers surveyed were writing for Vista; 49% were still targeting Windows XP..."

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