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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Dead?
by david_thomson on Thu 30th Aug 2012 02:49 UTC
david_thomson
Member since:
2012-07-29

My linux desktops are alive and well thanks

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RE: Dead?
by lucas_maximus on Thu 30th Aug 2012 08:28 in reply to "Dead?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

WORKS FOR ME!!

This wasn't the point of the article and you know it.

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RE[2]: Dead?
by Valhalla on Thu 30th Aug 2012 08:47 in reply to "RE: Dead?"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

WORKS FOR ME!!

This wasn't the point of the article and you know it.

No the point of the 'article' was that it didn't work for Miguel and so he declared it 'killed'.

Why should 'doesn't work for me' hold more weight than 'works for me' ?

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