Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jul 2007 15:16 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Linux "Con Kolivas is a prominent developer on the Linux kernel and strong proponent of Linux on the desktop. But recently, he left it all behind. Why? In this interview with, Con gives insightful answers exploring the nature of the hardware and software market, the problems the Linux kernel must overcome for the desktop, and why despite all this he's now left it all behind."
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RE: Strawman on the hardware...
by jello on Tue 24th Jul 2007 18:04 UTC in reply to "Strawman on the hardware..."
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Microsoft contributed USB?
And all this time I thought it was INTEL.

From a technology standpoint USB is much worse than Firewire (iee1394) but it succeeded anyway because of great marketing and the lack of paying royalties..

And bad marketing is to blame for the demise of AMIGA, ATARI etc. mentioned in the article.

I remember well the times when I was sitting at work with my boring DOS computer and looking over the shoulders of coworkers with ATARI-ST using Pagemaker for the GEM desktop...

Anyway, in the end money drives it all. The big companies contributing to Linux do that in order to get a server OS out of it, not a desktop.

Hopefully Haiku will fill the needs of desktop users.

Hey Con, do you know about Haiku?

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