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Re: Software Strategies
> One strategy for getting people to switch is to creat
> software with a cross platform toolkit that allows one to
> compile a version for both X-windows and MS-windows.
> The idea is that someone gets both the Linux and the
> Win95 version packaged together. Eventually they will realize
> that everything they are running will run on linux also.
This has been tried countless times and it just doesn't work.
The reason is simple. There is no way to make an app work reasonably
on both Windows and *nix without writing substantial portions of it
for one or the other platform. Netscape came close and it still
has a separate source tree for Windows, Mac & Unix.
The environment, with friends in the dorms, riots, tear gas, "phone
phreaking," etc. made the school experience even more enriched and
memorable for myself. -: Steve Wozniak about his years at UC Berkeley.