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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ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

I can gauge a disaster coming.

The likelihood of Windows 8 being a success despite all the negative feedback is about as likely as Ron Paul winning the presidency.

You can't release a product that pisses off your most important customers. Feedback from CIOs has been overwhelmingly negative, this is going to be worse than the Vista release.

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