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[6]: Pretty alive, thanks
by Nth_Man on Sat 1st Sep 2012 08:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Pretty alive, thanks"
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If someone is curious, apart from my computers and my virtual machines, I have also directly seen Kubuntu working this way for some of my friends and an acquaintance of mine.

People can also go to one of the meetings of their nearest LUG (Linux User Group) and see their laptops.

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RE[7]: Pretty alive, thanks
by Nth_Man on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 07:43 in reply to "RE[6]: Pretty alive, thanks"
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If someone wants to try it by himself, there's a "VirtualBox disk image of Kubuntu 11.04 i386 Desktop, stable version" on
to conduct experiments on it (for example, to try to update it and see no breakage, no dependency hell, etc.) Just don't update it to an upper version of Kubuntu and, before updating a GUI program, close that program.

I usually employ a copy of it as a virtual machine and it works stably, too.

About it, there is a README.txt on the same web address.

If someone has any doubt, on this thread you can make questions. Greetings!

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