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 l3v1 on Thu 30th Aug 2012 11:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Vordreller"
l3v1
Member since:
2005-07-06

Linux on the other hand has different distributions, desktop environments, package management and support options. As someone noted, Windows 7 Starter and other editions can be targetted by just having one particular edition and you know it will be supported for the next 10 years.


What you want could only be done in a coporate setting, one distro in one hand, one decision point, and everyone else falling in line, which would mean the elimination of all other distros.

This was never the goal of Linux, thus it's around high time to stop b*ching about having multiple distros, versions, GUIs and package systems. This is a neverending histeria and it's totally pointless. Use Windows, use OSX, but then for f*k's sake, be done with compaining about how the Linux world works.

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RE[4]: Comment by Vordreller
by smashIt on Thu 30th Aug 2012 12:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Vordreller"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

What you want could only be done in a coporate setting, one distro in one hand, one decision point, and everyone else falling in line, which would mean the elimination of all other distros.


no, all it needs is a official baseline distribution from torwalds
just look at the BSDs

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foldingstock Member since:
2008-10-30

"What you want could only be done in a coporate setting, one distro in one hand, one decision point, and everyone else falling in line, which would mean the elimination of all other distros.


no, all it needs is a official baseline distribution from torwalds
just look at the BSDs
"

That is why we just have ONE version of BSD and not multiple versions like FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Mir OS BSD, GhostBSD, PC-BSD, Desktop-BSD, FreeNAS, Freesbie, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, Gentoo/FreeBSD, etc. Oh wait...

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