OT: Mac vs Win partisanship is unnecessary
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Jul 23 14:00:19 EDT 2010
Mark Talluto wrote:
> On Jul 22, 2010, at 10:39 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Of course. Choosing any product, whether it's an OS or a
>> vacuum cleaner, should ideally be done on the rational
>> merit of the product.
> Which of your products are you intending to put on the Linux OS?
I've been shipping WebMerge on Linux for about a year now, and while we
have very few Linux customers it was still worth the low cost of
clicking a checkbox in the Standalone Builder. :)
I make another product for a publisher in Boston for academic markets,
and with that one we've been inviting our current users to let us know
about their Linux interest. Being a multinational audience, it's pretty
strong. We expect to sell at least a few hundred licenses right out of
the starting gate when we release that in Q4.
Going forward, for my own new products and a good percentage of my
clients' apps we're incorporating Linux into our planning from the start.
It's not any sort of get-rich-quick scheme, but the low cost of the port
allows us to pick up even a few extra licensees with a positive return.
And Linux fans really appreciated it. A lot. We get nice email. It's
a lot like the Mac used to be, and in some market segments still is:
there's such a dearth of software for the platform that OS fans are
happy to spread the good word about vendors supporting it.
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