Linked by Allen Boyles on Mon 7th Nov 2011 09:46 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces In the commercial software world, user interfaces are generally designed by one group. Like Microsoft for Windows or Apple for Mac OS. Those desktop environments were designed by one company who did things like user testing and statistical analysis to try and make the desktop they thought would work best. Linux is different. Large groups definitely DO perform user testing and statistical analysis, but one group can also say "Here's what we want" and, if they have the ability to code it, their idea comes into being. It's pretty amazing, when you think about it. Linux lets people create what they want. If you don't like what's out there, fork it! Or start from scratch! You're in control!
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RE[5]: Mainstream success
by shmerl on Tue 8th Nov 2011 17:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Mainstream success"
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I'm not talking just about definition, I'm talking about being selfish or sharing sucess, that's it. For me success of Linux means sharing it in the first place. Android doesn't share success, while using the kernel. That's not "success of Linux" for me.

Edited 2011-11-08 17:11 UTC

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