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]: Comment by Vordreller
by raboof on Thu 30th Aug 2012 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Vordreller"
raboof
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users are really pissed off when the first answer to whatever problems they have is "you chose the wrong distribution"

This seems a popular reply to any type of problem (wrong distro / wrong application / wrong service etc).

Of course it's good to make people aware of alternatives, but the 'you should use product X instead' crowd can be quite persistent, and it's frustrating when you really did make a conscious choice for the product you're using, or worse, you switched to it the last time you had a problem and someone convinced you to switch....

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