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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Linux killed itself
by spackie on Thu 30th Aug 2012 01:49 UTC
spackie
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With it's cheap looking imitation of the Apple desktop, surely Apple should be going thermonuclear on GNOME for the total ripoff of the OSX menu bar at the top etc

The amateur look and feel of any linux distro in general. The whole Linux experience feels like its done by high school kids still living in the 1990's

Has any linux GUI developer ever sat down and said to windows users how they would want their desktop environment to look/feel?

A missed opportunity lost time and time again.

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