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osOpinion: The Shortage Perilous of Applications for Linux

Dec 07, 1999, 04:23 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wesley Parish)

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"I'm too busy pondering the shortage of applications for Linux."

"In a world of scarcity, a new opportunity to make money should have people clamoring to take advantage of it; apparently not as far as Linux goes, according to the various commentators at various magazines, companies, web sites, etc."

"Of course, anyone can point me in the direction of Applixware, Star Office, Siag Office, KOffice, the Gnome Workbench, etc. The web programmers among you can point me towards Apache, Perl, Mozilla, etc. The database analyst/programmers can shove me in the direction of the GNU SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Sybase ASE 11.x, Oracle 8.x, IBM DB/2, and others, greater and lesser. And so on and so forth..."

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