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Re: Software Strategies

Jeffrey wrote:
> 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.
>                                         -Jeff
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.