Stable API

An anonymous comment says:

I’d rather run an windows application via WINE than buy an proprietary software for Linux.

Why I adopt such a strange preference? That’s because most proprietary applications for Linux which I have used does not work well after a couple of years. Kernel, APIs, system libraries, they all change, and it is a pain to make that “once working proprietary software for Linux” work again.

Sometimes, it is even easier to make WINE run an Windows app than make an old proprietary Linux app on a modern distro. Remember Kylyx? Thanks, but no thanks.

Interesting viewpoint, as Wine is Open Source, it provides a more “stable” API for closed source software, than Linux in general. Hmm. Have to think on that one.