Platforms

Joel is basicly on target, about Platforms. One component that also affects platform use is marketing, if not then OpenSource platforms would always win.

Everybody pays it except the developer — when you’re writing software for Windows, it doesn’t cost one extra cent.

Well not one extra cent other than the $1,000+ for the Visual X. The Apple case has defiantely changed, dev tools free for all on the platform unser OS X.