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KDE app to be ported to Windows? (see 1. Comment)


Posted by Yaba on Sep 26 2004
Kicker3%3%3% 3%
Kmail7%7%7% 7%
Konqueror12%12%12% 12%
KOffice4%4%4% 4%
KOrganizer2%2%2% 2%
Quanta +8%8%8% 8%
Kopete6%6%6% 6%
K3B17%17%17% 17%
Kate5%5%5% 5%
None35%35%35% 35%
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 I say none

 
 by electronkz on: Sep 27 2004
 
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I say none should be ported.
I don´t like the idea of porting things to windoze, with all due respect for M$ users, Fu&% them!
And talking about linux, *nix users who are obligated to use windoze at their jobs, i feel extremely sorry for them.
And i absolutely think the same way that
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 on second thought

 
 by dadeisvenm on: Sep 27 2004
 
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After losing my monitor, I unfortunately have to use my wife’s computers (XP and iBook) to do any work. Long story short Gimp and Inscape for widows are definite contenders for replacing their proprietary counterparts. If the GNU community can duplicate the same effort or better, Linux might become the global market share leaders.


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 Bad Assumption

 
 by Brandybuck on: Sep 27 2004
 
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I think there's a bad assumption in the question. It's erroneous to postulate that a ported KDE application will entice Windows users over to Linux, BSD, Unix. Win/GIMP hasn't converted anyone. Win/OpenOffice hasn't converted anyone. Even the wildly popular Win/Firefox hasn't converted anyone. Why would a ported Konqueror or Kmail be any different?

While there are manuy valid reasons to port a X11/KDE application over to Windows, platform advocacy is not one of them.


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 Re: Bad Assumption

 
 by dadeisvenm on: Sep 28 2004
 
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I would have to disagree. If Apple desided not to develop itunes for windows the ipod would not be the cultural phenomenon it is today.

I admit the opposition is impressive but not impossible to beat. The efforts must be made in order for the GNU development community to unify multiple enviroments and bulster confidence in the everyday practicality of *nix that we currently know and understand.


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 Re: Re: Bad Assumption

 
 by Hintzy on: Sep 28 2004
 
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Using an iPod and switching your computer to Linux are two completely different things. You can't compare that.

Now if people were switching to Mac in droves because Apple made iPod Windows-compatible and people said "I like iPod, so therefore Macs must be great!", then we'd be talking about the same thing. But that isn't happening.


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 Re: Re: Bad Assumpti

 
 by Brandybuck on: Sep 28 2004
 
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But I don't see hordes of users switching to the Mac because of iPod. Heck, I don't even see ONE user switching!

There are good reasons to port to Windows, but getting people to switch away from Windows is not one of them. If that's the only reason you can think of, expand your imagination.


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 Win/KDE app -> Linux

 
 by secretmethod70 on: Sep 28 2004
 
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I do think that more open source apps being used on Windows can lead to more use of Linux. Imagine if someone is using Windows with Firefox, openoffice.org, K3B, Thunderbird or KMail, and Gaim. They are that much more likely to be less scared of trying Linux and more likely to be less frustrated when trying it for the first time because they will be familiar with many of the main programs already.

I voted K3B because it would be the first feature-rich and FREE burning program for Windows that I know of. But, I think Kopete, KMail, and KOffice are also good ideas.


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 Re: Win/KDE app -> Linux

 
 by Yaba on: Sep 28 2004
 
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Or even more if all apps they use on Windows are also available on Linux, they don't need to care about the OS.

So then the question will be, if someone runs his apps on an expensive, insecure und instable OS, or if he uses a stable and secure OS for which he does not need to ay.


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 What dumb thing!

 
 by TimeRever on: Sep 29 2004
 
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No one in Windows land need Linux apps, I never used any Linux app on Windows nor I intend to do, the reason is simple: it's not needed, why would I use K3B if I have Nero or KMail if I have other native clients?

What these apps need is more focus in make them work better and simpler, not wasted effort in porting them for nothing, simply because no one is gonna use them, normally even freeware Windows apps are better that Linux counterpart, one simple but devastating example is Irfanview, so get real and finish coding your apps.

Before I forget don't even try to babble about these apps being GPL and free while the other are commercial, no one gives a damn and only makes Linux people look like bad lawyers.

Finally no one is going to move to Linux because of the apps they have in Windows that's obvious, if they already have them why move? It's plain silly!
The only way to make people move to Linux is fixing it and give people lots of things they don't have in Windows and make a hell lot of publicity and markting. Don't expect normal folks to move to Linux without a reason, I've moved to Linux because of my curiosity about it but by no means I changed because I thinked Linux is better or has anything better than Windows to offer me.

Also to move people to Linux you need to fix it as I said because having toolkit nightmares (this is really the dumbest thing I've ever seen), infinite distros, bad config tools, and 3Gb to download and not even a simple way to install a apps (those you wanna port) is not what I call a good system. Yes Linux has good foundations, thing like RPM, Qt/KDE, virtual desktops and others are great but it's just some fancy things and none of them will make me forget that I need to compile apps for hours just to try them so....

Get Real!


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 No

 
 by MMax on: Sep 29 2004
 
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I lsay no for seweral reasons.

1. M$ doesn't deserve GPL (our) apps

2. M$ didn't do anything good, well they did many bad things to us

3. There are some other apps that work

We would help poeple using windows, if we port these programs (I'm ok with that), but also M$. In fact we help M$ more than other people. And that is what I don't want, bacause they don't deserve it. GPL apps are all about development an quality and comercial stuff is all about "MONEY".

Micro$oft will kill us (GPL) all whit his patenst (also in Europe), and what will we do then? Just emagine most GPL restricted bacause of his patents (his got 27% of them used in linux today), but this is allready other story.

You know it simple to me. 80% of M$ users are dum and don't know what is good, so they use windows. For other 20%, I'm sorry for them that they don't use or atleast try linux.


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