February 29, 2008

Rebuttal: The Case Against the Case Against Running Window Apps

Author: JT Smith

"In Bruce Byfield's article from February 26, 2008, titled GNU/Linux Desktop: The Case Against Running Windows Apps the question is raised whether the allocation of resources (in this case, donations of money and software patches by Google) towards improving Wine was wise or necessary. He questions whether the donations are even potentially harmful.

While I understand the points of view that Mr. Byfield raises, and we certainly agree in our support for GNU/Linux, I must take issue with the overall message of the article. The major improvements made by (or funded by) Google are an unqualified good for the Linux platform and for FOSS in general."

Link: givemefish.com

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