why Linux users should care
Posted Nov 20, 2008 0:03 UTC (Thu) by proski
In reply to: why Linux users should care
Parent article: MinGW and why Linux users should care
I can imagine it would work for specialized (e.g. scientific) applications, where potential users are experts in the problem area and can express their ideas in writing in a concise way.
As for general purpose applications (e.g. DVD burners, file managers etc), Windows users would probably only drain time of the developers without contributing back ideas and fixes. That could slow down or even halt the development, thus inconveniencing the existing users.
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