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Comment Re:Mono (Score 1) 104

Until (if ever) vendors actually make a point of releasing cross-platform builds (or platform-specific builds for all mainstream platforms), Crossover provides a low-cost functional solution to a real user and industry need, and with it removes a roadblock that can, for many, completely disqualify non-Windows operating systems as a platform choice.

I agree. Personally I think it goes even beyond that. Some software vendors are already willing to supply patches that make their win32 software run better on Crossover. The next step is that they will test their products on Crossover before release for the simple reason that they are interested in linux themselves, that their developpers like linux, and/or that their customers are getting more and more interested in linux. Of course they want to keep their customers. The market for running windows apps on linux is growing, and can only be growing more in the future. In a couple of years I do believe that win32 vendors support the wine/crossover platform as much as hardware vendors support linux nowadays.

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