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: I don't know about you but
by Gullible Jones on Thu 30th Aug 2012 02:44 UTC in reply to "I don't know about you but"
Gullible Jones
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2006-05-23

You're the exception to the rule?

Mind, I don't think Linux is dead in the water either (not by a long shot). But for most people it's not a reasonable choice IMO.

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tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

Mind, I don't think Linux is dead in the water either (not by a long shot).


I was being sarcastic.

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