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 Gullible Jones on Thu 30th Aug 2012 02:43 UTC in reply to "It couldn't..."
Gullible Jones
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To be honest I haven't really noticed this. Some of the Linux forums I've been on have actually made it a policy to prohibit insulting other people's OS choices. Could be what communities I'm in though.

BTW, while I think everyone but the fans will acknowledge that Linux has a fan problem... Is anyone else disturbed by the way some people insult Linux users? I've seen the word "freetard" bandied about a few times for instance, and occasionally worse than that; and I'm a bit put off that people are willing to insult each other over choice of operating system, which IMO is really pretty silly.

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