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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by 1c3d0g on Thu 30th Aug 2012 13:11 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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Audio on Linux is a bloody mess indeed. The same can be said about their graphics, but at least there's Wayland to look forward to, which will make huge improvements to Linux in general.

But on the audio side, Jesus! ALSA, OSS, JACK, PulseAudio, Phonon, Gstreamer, KLANG...I mean, what the hell is going on here?!? Developers, let's get some consensus and put the focus on only one major audio system.

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