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[4]: Pretty alive, thanks
by Nth_Man on Thu 30th Aug 2012 07:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pretty alive, thanks"
Nth_Man
Member since:
2010-05-16

> That is nice, but what does it have to do with the points he
> raised?

If he had problems with a half-baked distribution, bad practices using it, a bad choice of software, etc. that doesn't mean that everyone is in the same situation and "What Killed the Linux Desktop". That's why I wrote "like he says" or "unlike he says".

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RE[5]: Pretty alive, thanks
by lucas_maximus on Thu 30th Aug 2012 07:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Pretty alive, thanks"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

At the end of the day you don't have a decent argument.

You either debunk the points, or you can accept them if they are valid.

The "WORKS FOR ME" defence is a bit of an old joke now.

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RE[6]: Pretty alive, thanks
by l3v1 on Thu 30th Aug 2012 12:01 in reply to "RE[5]: Pretty alive, thanks"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

The "WORKS FOR ME" defence is a bit of an old joke now.


It's no worse than the gazillion opinion pieces out there hitting x or y distro based on the it-didn't-work-for-me-so-it-doesn't-work-for-you paradigm.

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RE[6]: Pretty alive, thanks
by Nth_Man on Sat 1st Sep 2012 08:08 in reply to "RE[5]: Pretty alive, thanks"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

If someone is curious, apart from my computers and my virtual machines, I have also directly seen Kubuntu working this way for some of my friends and an acquaintance of mine.

People can also go to one of the meetings of their nearest LUG (Linux User Group) and see their laptops.

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