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 Hiev on Thu 30th Aug 2012 22:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Vordreller"
Hiev
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2005-09-27

You are living in a dream, the kernel may be compatible, but a Linux executable needs more than kernel libraries, it needs video libraries, audio libraries and so on, and that where the problem is, one distro may use a version of the library, another may use another or other different type of library, etc, you dont get the point.

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