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[7]: F**k this shit!
by nt_jerkface on Wed 16th Mar 2011 18:38 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: F**k this shit!"
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VMServer also was broken on OS X, Windows and Linux at different times due to kernel updates. This is not a Linux Unique issue.


Making stuff up again. I'd like to hear of these cases where VMServer was broken on Windows Server due to kernel updates.

I can source numerous breaks with kernel updates; rebuilding vmware kernel modules is a standard affair for Linux.

In fact to lower rates of fail per year under Linux then and OS X or Windows.


That's a big fat lie.

Big error. iphone core OS is same as OS X. Lot of small applications from OS X could port to iphone without much recoding.


Most iphone games are not available for OS X.

Android has also taken off with commercial applications and it has a Linux kernel. So any kernel design selection has Zero effect on if commercial makers will make for Linux or not.


Android is a completely different subject. It's designed by engineers who actually want to build a platform that encourages development of both proprietary and open source applications.

Linus is the kernel maintainer. Android disproves you point solid. Application developers for over 99 percent of cases don't need drivers custom for them or anything custom in kernel.

I'm not mixing kernel and application development problems, they just happen to intersect in some areas. The main problem with Linux distros is that their distribution systems are designed around open source.

Also redhat has more closed source commercial applications from third parties alone while iphone was a small marketshare.


Server applications that are mostly command line or output to a webpage. Those companies only need to target a single distro and their customers are server admins that don't expect the same level of usability. It's a completely different market and one that works.

So its a pure myth that Linux does not have closed source applications.


I never once claimed that it doesn't. Linux is a PITA for companies like EA Games. That's what it comes down to.

The major reason for people not being on for linux desktop pc can be addressed in 2 words. Microsoft Office. The defacto standard that has become. Platform compatibility issues.


That is a major factor but even on netbooks where MS Office is not expected Linux has caused too many problems for new users.

There is another issue on Linux. Nero struck it head on. The simple problem was feature wise open source k3b had more features and better features than nero burning software. So releasing nero on Linux that does exist has a 15 dollar max price tag and almost never sells.


Um that's nice, Linux has a lousy game selection so it's not as if all bases are covered.

Linux huge pool of open source applications so not leaving much room for large numbers of commerical applications.


Except for a docx compatible office suite, tax software, bookkeeping software, video editing, and more. The best open source applications get ported to Windows so I really don't see what your point is.

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