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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RE[2]: Pretty alive, thanks
by Nth_Man on Thu 30th Aug 2012 00:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Pretty alive, thanks"
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I've used Kubuntu for years, and it isn't broken like he says. Software is being developed and working, unlike he says.

And then I find a "What killed the Linux desktop". What am I writing this with, then? :-)

Notes: I don't update from one version of Kubuntu to another, I do clean new installs. About programs that don't work as a "service": I read what programs are going to be updated, I close them and I update.

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