Eric3 + Qt licensing [was Re: The IDE question]

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Mon Oct 18 09:25:41 CEST 2004


Ville Vainio wrote:
> 
> What we are seeing here is a horrible waste of coding - 95% of the
> desktop world runs on Windows, and if a piece of software is unusable
> for 95% of the potential userbase... that just sucks.

It depends on the type of application.

> Incentive to
> change the OS mostly works for home users, it would have to be pretty
> damn convincing to make a corporation with standardized desktop PCs to
> make the switch.

Again: This depends. I vaguely remember a study saying that benefits of 
Linux on desktop systems are highest for large corporations.

Thorough analysis of the special case has to be done before making such 
statements.

Ciao, Michael.



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