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]: It couldn't...
by ze_jerkface on Thu 30th Aug 2012 06:33 UTC in reply to "RE: It couldn't..."
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

Is anyone else disturbed by the way some people insult Linux users?


Not at all, like Yankees fans they're annoying assholes who are asking for it.

The most over-the-top fanboy behavior I have seen has been from Linux youth. This is the group that has sent death threats to LINUX BLOGGERS over unacceptable posts.

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