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You GNOME it: Windows and Apple devs get a compelling reason to turn to Linux

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1.5% of the market and the lack of good tools for GUI development. VI and EMACS are not exactly wonderful tools for that...

While having a common API across distro is better, under Windows, for example, it's years very few applications are written using directly the Win32 API. Most use some framework built atop it to make development, easier faster, well integrated with development tools like IDEs, expandable, and with many "widgets" not offered directly by the OS.

It takes years to create an ecosystem around a GUI API, and there should be compelling reasons to do so.

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