Linux's Advantages For The Software Developer 13381
Linux's Advantages For The Software Developer 13382
Of course, we've only your bare, unsupported buttertion that the "exceptions" *are* in fact "inconsequential", and that the "results" are not "effective". Your marketing...
Ah, Ray, you are far too literal for your own good. Now I admit that I use terms that do have some absolute meaning, i.e. no one or everyone, and certainly there are exceptions to the statement. But your focus on the inconsequential exceptions is a clue to your lack of effective results. I am looking at the situation, as I have said before, as a marketing situation and making statements based on the results that I few people use linux that whatever effect they do have is totally lost in the the major effect from those who do not use linux. Whether there is one or a million linux users is of no real consequence. The marketing dynamics end up in the same end position. You want to quibble with 1% vs some other number, fine, go ahead and quibble, but it makes no difference. Somewhere in the recent threads is a CNet report of IDC saying that linux has some 1.4% (IIRC). That is no different from .25% or 1% or 0% when it comes to what is going to happen in the market this year.
I don't know that anyone ever did download vbrun.dll to run an app. Most people expect it to run out of the box. If computers are your hobby, you might go to some lengths to get something to work, but you are not in the mainstream. I don't think that these dlls are needed anymore, at least with XP. In any event you will need to supply the necessary environment if it differes from the Windows default.
I have a lot of side projects, too, Ray. Some of them are even complete!
See the story elsewhere, Ray!
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