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[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 1st Sep 2012 14:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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this isn't a puzzle. do you think everyone has been working on black terminals for the last 15 years? of course the linux desktop has influenced android.

samsung gets banned for curved corners influenced by apple and you can't figure out how at least a decade of explosive linux desktop usage growth in schools and homes has influenced android. derr let me type this question into my bsd phone.

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