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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by hackus on Thu 30th Aug 2012 18:45 UTC
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There are several businesses at that I have convinced to do LINUX KDE desktops, and they like KDE quite a bit.

Web browsing, mail, or just running web apps it is great for corporate applications.

The only thing that has any staying power seems to be MS Office.

When that is required, they rdesktop into a KVM instance of a windows desktop to write or open documents.

That is pretty rare now as most of the applications this year have been built with open office in mind.


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