Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 22:52 UTC
Linux Miguel de Icaza: "To sum up: (a) First dimension: things change too quickly, breaking both open source and proprietary software alike; (b) incompatibility across Linux distributions. This killed the ecosystem for third party developers trying to target Linux on the desktop. You would try once, do your best effort to support the 'top' distro or if you were feeling generous 'the top three' distros. Only to find out that your software no longer worked six months later. Supporting Linux on the desktop became a burden for independent developers." Mac OS X came along to scoop up the Linux defectors.
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Pretty alive, thanks
by Nth_Man on Wed 29th Aug 2012 23:36 UTC
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> What killed the Linux desktop
To be killed, it's pretty alive on my desktop. Thanks for your interest, Icaza :-)

What we don't know if it was killed it was Icaza's interest in working at Microsoft after he was rejected, like Moondevil wrote:

Miguel de Icaza was rejected to work at Microsoft, before he turned its attention to Linux.

Most of the projects he touched were clones of Microsoft technology.

Bonobo: COM implemented with CORBA
Evolution: Outlook
Mono: .Net
Moonlight: Silverligt

It is as like he has been trying to compensate for the fact he was not been taken by them.

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