M$ Encourages FLOSS Developers

I often read that the reason GNU/Linux lacks some applications is “fragmentation”, whatever that means.“This leaves Microsoft in the odd situation of giving developers no fully satisfactory framework for desktop applications. Much is either old, or broken, or difficult, or all the above. What is on offer is good enough for quick business applications, but those who want to get the best out of the platform have a hard road ahead.
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One answer is that this is now the wrong place to focus; developers should look at web, mobile and cross-platform instead.”
Well, the shoe is on the other foot. M$’s “platform” has evolved to the point where it is fragmented and developers don’t know which way to go. That makes web-development all the more attractive and there GNU/Linux is a great place to be. There’s no problem working with clients of GNU/Linux, MacOS or that other OS. Thanks, M$, for painting yourself into a corner. Don’t get lonely now.

See Pity the poor Windows developer: The tools for desktop development are in disarray.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to M$ Encourages FLOSS Developers

  1. dougman says:

    ” developers should look at web, mobile and cross-platform instead”…..emphasis on cross-platform…meaning Linux and Android.

    The OLD but NEW M$ is all for SERVICES these days, the desktop even though still used by many, is waning.

    Today I see this: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/11/preview-office-for-android-tablets-is-like-office-for-ipad-but-on-android/

    So M$ comes out with office for Linux finally. Hmmmm…..

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