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[3]: Comment by Vordreller
by smashIt on Thu 30th Aug 2012 09:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Vordreller"
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

Incorrect, there are only three main editions of Windows 7 the average user is exposed to in mainstream markets and its tailored to their needs:


see, you don't even think of the other editions

there are 6 windows 7
8 windows server 2008
1 windows home server
and 1 windows mobilephone whatevertheycallitnow

there are even more, but these 4 groups are popular enough that everyone should at least have heard of them

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