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SubjectIf Linux is to succeed

Sorry for the waste of bandwidth but the subject is
the most important one facing Linux, and it has been
mentioned on the list.

Linux needs applications to succeed in business. No question
about it. Not the pathetic Applix or buggy WordPerfect. Why is
it that the Windows API has not been ported to Unix? Why not the
Microsoft Foundation classes? Why not ActiveX/OLE/DCOM.

The Linux community should also shed the notion that everything
should be free. Prices should not be what they are for Sun or HP
products (multi thousand dollars for a GUI painter) but should
be similar to PC market prices. I know I am willing to spend some

Microsoft operating systems are second rate. Everyone knows that.
Microsoft applications and applications architectures are the very best.
Everyone knows that too, and that is why they hold 90% of the market.


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