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ZDNet: Gumming up the Werks

Jun 28, 1999, 16:14 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Sometimes perception can be as important as reality. Often problems happen when the two don't match, especially in settings such as the Linux world where your hype is usually less important than what you've actually done. In this setting, tactics that are usually taken for granted in the commercial software world often have unforseen repercussions among Linux people."

"Take Metrowerks. Here's a company that makes a significant piece of software called CodeWarrior, a software development environment that's very popular, and is considered by some a standard for programming for handhelds and other computer platforms. In November the company announced it would be making a Linux version of its software -- not a bad piece of news, considering that the company had never bothered much with Unix versions."

"Heaven forbid life should be this easy. Its original announcement simply said there'd be a version for Linux. But now that it's released, we see that the product is clearly named 'CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux.'"

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