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.
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.
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- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.