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 Drumhellar on Thu 30th Aug 2012 17:25 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

I think he is full of it.
Run your old OSX programms on Mountain Lion?
No, not possible. Lion killed official support for PPC binaries. He should know what he is talking about.

And anyways, he switches OS because he loves his phone so much. That is just pathetic IMO.


That is a helluva stretch. Best case, you're being disingenuous, but I think you're actually trolling. I mean, besides OSX, what other OS runs binaries from a different CPU architecture natively? HP-UX is the only one I can think of. NT4 on Alpha did, also.

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