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: Can't Argue
by Yehppael on Thu 30th Aug 2012 06:00 UTC in reply to "Can't Argue"
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You write some software, then it's your problem to maintain it. Nobody does it for you. Not even on windows where it's not that noticeable because it's years before a new version pops up, or almost a decade between the really usable ones.

All those defectors that got scooped up by MacOSX are not a loss, in fact, I even doubt they were ever a real part of the community at all.

The linux desktop is very much alive, but unlike the rest of the world, the linux users, don't give a damn what people say about it.

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