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: It couldn't...
by shmerl on Thu 30th Aug 2012 01:57 UTC in reply to "It couldn't..."
shmerl
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While his criticism of often changes in the ABI is a valid concern, your point about n00bs treatment is completely invalid. Many Linux communities are very helpful for new users.

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