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[9]: Pretty alive, thanks
by Nth_Man on Sat 1st Sep 2012 08:11 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Pretty alive, thanks"
Nth_Man
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2010-05-16

> It works for me

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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