The link below is to an article by a senior Kylix team member; they are
moving Delphi & C++ Builder (notable Windows development environment tools)
to Linux, and providing me with the infrastructure to reach my evil Gatesian
tentacles into KPJ's Linux-brain-of-purity-and-love.
It is an interesting insight into the relative merits of Linux & Windows by
someone deep into the heart of both. He attempts to steer clear of direct
comparisons to some extent, and fails.
The problem with Open Source is that it goes everywhere when you knock it
> The situation with wearables today looks like the hobby computer situation
> before the Big Blue started shipping the IBM Personal Computer iron.
> WARNING: TEXT BELOW MAY OFFEND OPEN-SOURCE'ICALLY CHALLENGED HUMANS.
> Due to the flakiness and moby black magic of the Microsoft/Intel platform,
> I prefer to use LINUX for my wearable, where I have full SOURCE CODE
> for everything.
> The Microsoft/Intel may work for the Office robots and the computer
> but a hardware oriented cyborg will have enough struggling with the
> without having to beat their brows bloody against the software as well.
> The venerable IBM PC platform (IRQ, I/O addr) still has to be fought,
> but at least the operating system software does not get in the way as
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