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Re: [SLUG] Linux news on slashdot
- To: r.polanskis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Linux news on slashdot
- From: Dean Hamstead <zort@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Nov 29 18:53:35 2000
- Cc: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: dean@xxxxxxxxxxx
Use open standards, document clearly any additions to these standards.
Then let open source develop its own solutions. =)
Rachel Polanskis wrote:
> I read on /. about Applix and Adobe both making annoucements about
> discontinuing popular products on the Linux platfrom.
> Applix is begging that free officeware products are biting too hard.
> What about Adobe?
> I do not like seeing this sort of thing happen to Linux.
> Is there not enough demand or is it a case of the market being poorly
> Personally, I always view Linux myself as a server side platform
> with the desktop being a more diehard application of the OS.
> Is this perhaps the same viewpoint as the "marketplace"?
> Certainly I don't think Linux is alone as requiring more exposure
> to the desktop market via better and more friendly apps. Solaris
> has had some help from StarOffice and the recent "expansion pack"
> with FVWM and GNU utils provided on CD with Solaris 8. It doesn't
> seem to be suffering the same dearth of applications however.
> What are your opinions regarding this?
> Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
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