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]: Can't Argue
by lucas_maximus on Thu 30th Aug 2012 08:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Can't Argue"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Way to go to miss the point.

When you write software you expect certain things to be there, if it is constantly changing maintenance becomes a nightmare.

It increases costs and that is why Commercial Software for Desktop Linux is thin on the ground.

Edited 2012-08-30 08:32 UTC

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