Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

The rising importance of cross-platform applications

Jan 19, 2010, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a day when we would "transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood." In the technology world, perhaps that notion might be applicable to the dream of a day when we'd get beyond incompatible operating systems to have a truly interoperable software application industry.

"Slowly, but surely, we're getting there...on both counts.

"It's getting harder to live on Windows Island. And, as cool as you might think you are to have an "exclusive" berth on the Mac's Love Boat, it's hard to live exclusively within the confines of OS X, too.

"The need for heterogeneity has always existed, but it's becoming more pronounced as devices proliferate, devices that run diverse operating systems, especially Linux."

Complete Story

Related Stories: