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Developers Deliberately Avoiding Vista for Mac OS and Linux

Programmers deliberately avoiding association with Vista, and habitually keeping away from Vista for Mac OS and Linux. According to a survey issued last week by Evans Data Corp. The headline was that most developers are still not targeting Windows Vista when they write new apps. Only 8% of the 380 developers surveyed were writing for Vista; 49% were still targeting Windows XP.

It appers that programmers may be developing an interest in something beyond the size of the installed operating system base, which is good news for Linux.

=> Survey: Programmers shunning Vista for Mac OS and Linux

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  • Anjanesh May 19, 2008, 3:07 pm

    It appers that programmers may be developing an interest in something beyond the size of the installed operating system base, which is good news for Linux.
    Not -very- good news.
    But any increase in Mac and Linux development is surprising — and encouraging — given that Microsoft (MSFT) still owns more than 91% of desktops, Apple’s (AAPL) OS runs on 7.38% and Linux still hasn’t cracked the 1% mark.

  • Prashant May 21, 2008, 11:31 am

    Why is it surprising? Java apps, web designing, most of the databases etc do not need windows to run. They can run on linux too. So it is wise to chose an operating system that doesn’t wastes CPU cycles and memory on useless resource hogging activities like “desktop effects”, anti-virus, anti-infection-ware, disk defragment etc. One doesn’t need to upgrade his hardware just to get VISTA and develop. It would be better if one uses a lighter OS for development purposes.

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