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[6]: Comment by woegjiub
by lucas_maximus on Thu 30th Aug 2012 12:50 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by woegjiub"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Changing the goalposts with a changing interface is a bad idea, no other operating system does this and they have far more consistent driver support.

Oh well, Linux users are well known for making lots of excuses for Linux's problems.

nVindia drivers btw won't have KMS support and replaced a lot of the libraries on the system to do with DRI and what not so it isn't a problem for them because they install their own damn libraries.

Edited 2012-08-30 12:51 UTC

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