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[5]: Comment by Vordreller
by foldingstock on Fri 31st Aug 2012 12:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Vordreller"
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"What you want could only be done in a coporate setting, one distro in one hand, one decision point, and everyone else falling in line, which would mean the elimination of all other distros.

no, all it needs is a official baseline distribution from torwalds
just look at the BSDs

That is why we just have ONE version of BSD and not multiple versions like FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Mir OS BSD, GhostBSD, PC-BSD, Desktop-BSD, FreeNAS, Freesbie, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, Gentoo/FreeBSD, etc. Oh wait...

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