Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
Posted May 26, 2006 17:22 UTC (Fri) by einstein
In reply to: Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
Parent article: Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
There is a danger of falling into the os2 trap: vendors were told that os2 could run windoze programs, so the response was that's great, no need to write for os2, we'll just make a windoze version", and the rest was history.
Wine is a neat hack, but it's important to see the big picture, that windoze apps in wine is a temporary kludge, and unacceptable as a long term strategy. Native linux apps must be written, and vendors must get familiar with the linux API, not just churn out crap for windoze and assume that's all they need to do.
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