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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bassbeast
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2007-11-11

Moving the goalposts. The article says clearly "what killed the Linux DESKTOP" not what killed the Linux server which has never been doing better.

Just to keep everything clear and on topic, not talking servers, cell phones,HPCs, or anything other than what is considered a "desktop" aka your average bog standard desktop box or laptop, okay?

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