Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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RE[6]: F**k this shit!
by Valhalla on Tue 15th Mar 2011 08:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: F**k this shit!"
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Linux is more likely to crash from driver conflicts, especially if it is related to video. Just ask Thom.

If one wanted an objective opinion on Windows vs Linux, you'd expect anyone to go to Thom? Seriously?

My last Windows upgrade was from XP to XP64 and it sure came with driver hell, including video drivers. I also remember a ton of problems when people were upgrading to Vista. And no, this is no evidence of Windows being worse than Linux either, it just shows that there's no basis for your 'more likely' since there are certainly flaky drivers in both Windows and Linux.

As I have pointed out before the iphone had better commercial software support when it had 1/10th the marketshare of Linux.

Totally different market segments, I'm pretty sure companies realises that targeting Linux desktop with 'fart apps' would be a commercial suicide, just like they aren't targeting the Windows desktop with it either.

Linux has a small desktop market share, which is reflected in the amount of commercial software available for it. However the whole 'not appealing to proprietary developers thing' is just bullshit. If the market is there then so are the apps. Just look at 3D/SFX, Linux is huge there and that is why all the latest versions of commercial top applications like Maya, XSI, Mudbox, Houdini, Nuke, Renderman, etc are available for Linux.

The reason this market exists on Linux is because it's the platform of choice for pretty much every large SFX/3D company, so despite the overall small market share, Linux is extremely well supported in this segment.

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