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 miscz
by akrosdbay on Thu 30th Aug 2012 15:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by miscz"
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As for OSX being simple and easy to use, how many of the OSX users here run any of the following:

My clients have asked around and so have I and I've yet to get an answer to the basic question: what does OSX have for workable file and print services? It sure isn't SAMBA/CIFS (horrendous performance) and isn't NFSv4 and it's not appletalk so what do you use?

NFSv4 is supported and I use it every day.
Smb support:

OS X uses CUPS for print services.

If you can be more specific with what your problem is it will be helpful.

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