On 26/05/07, Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "D P Ingram" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Do you think that this will lead to more solutions being developed
>> with Linux/Apple rather than just the Windows monopoly with all of
>> its inherrent system risks that can occur (or greater overall
>> management overhead)?
> Well, Apple is now using Intel-made CPU's, and Linux is supposed to
> be processor-independent...
> However, the applicable question here, since creating/merchandising
> software is part of business (except for a few amateurs for whom it
> is an avocation rather than a vocation...) is this:
> Can programs created specifically for non-Wintel systems generate
> the necessary sales to ensure profitability...?!
They certainly can if the business is kept tight. Sales will not support
big offices with receptionists and potted palms.
However, I think software is usually both a business and a vocation,
like music or illustration.
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