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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I think he's right
by rafaelnp on Thu 30th Aug 2012 17:37 UTC
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Linux is for technical people who doesn't give a shit for bell and whistles and fancy things and so on...
Linux is about a superior technical correctness and stability. Everything else is secondary. Take a look at embedded, server and HPC. In these areas Linux reigns an rules, specially HPC.

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