[ILUG-BOM] [OT] Interesting Conversation
Thu Sep 5 12:47:34 IST 2002
Nikhil Joshi wrote:
> Ironically that's the attitude of the ppl: Hey if my app can
> run on more than 90% of the PC's why the heck shud I give a
> damn 4 Linux ?
Because not all apps run on PC's, you see. Many/most enterprise
apps run on those "servers" running some kind of UNIX. It's
great to develop an app on Linux (cost advantage) and then with
a little tweaking compile and deploy it on another UNIX-like
system (Solaris, BSD, Linux/390, etc.) for your client. That's
what many software companies do! And that's also why these ppl
(w/ that attitude) find it difficult to get a job after passing
> I mean when I look around and observe the apps:
> The Encyclopedias,
> MTNL Cdrom,
> Various Educational CDs
> VSNL dialer :(
> Various Cd-roms that come with magazines.
> GRE CDs
All these apps fall more or less in one category! Let the frog
out the well and see the world is bigger (and beautiful).
> Everything has Min sys req of Win9x.
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