Windows can and never will be able to hurt linux.
We have come to the point of no return linux will never be the same again
and i fear for everything that is not open source even realbasic has seen the light they now have a version of there realbasic standard edition wich is compleatly free not even mac nor windows has this lucture.
Why is REALbasic 2005 for Linux Standard Edition free?
We pick the price for each product based upon many factors, including the price of competing products. Much of the software for Linux is available for free, including other development tools. Because of this, we have decided to make REALbasic 2005 for Linux Standard Edition for free. REALbasic 2005 for Linux Professional Edition is priced at US $399.95, just like the Windows and Macintosh versions.
Basicly what they are saying is if we do not provide a free version then we will fail on the linux platform to tools like gambas and kbasic