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: Pretty alive, thanks
by Hiev on Wed 29th Aug 2012 23:39 UTC in reply to "Pretty alive, thanks"
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

I think he answered your question from his website:

I have never received a payment from Microsoft or Apple. If anything, I keep giving both money for their products.

No religious/hard-line/extremist group likes introspective criticism or anything that contradicts their long held beliefs. So the only possible explanation that you guys can muster is "how much does Microsoft pay you".


And btw, he was named MVP by MS, so is not like MS didn't want him.

Edited 2012-08-29 23:48 UTC

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RE[2]: Pretty alive, thanks
by Nth_Man on Wed 29th Aug 2012 23:53 in reply to "RE: Pretty alive, thanks"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

> I have never received a payment
I was talking about an interest, I didn't said that he was being paid.

> he was named [...] so is not like MS didn't want him.
After the services that were done, they could name him "valuable", it doesn't take much money, of course :-) . A different thing is being paid every month for working there.

Edited 2012-08-30 00:08 UTC

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