Never let root try to do a job the operating system should do
itself. Furthermore, never let a user try to do it, either.
Unless you prefer a system you never let people onto. And if that
is your use case, you are better off choosing something which has
infinite flexibility, and then disconnecting it from the net.
— Theo de Raadt
Managing a volunteer open source project is a lot like herding
kittens, except the kittens randomly appear and disappear because
they have day jobs.
— Matt Mackall
I'm worried that an ecosystem one-tenth the size of the current
desktop market will be uninteresting to Microsoft and Apple. They
will continue to make the desktop computing experience more
mobile-like in an effort to please the larger market. This is where
I think the desktop Linux vendors can really shine. Since they
aren't as dependent on direct profit, they can thrive in a smaller
market (which is still less than 10% today). However, this means
they should focus on the needs of advanced users, not on trying to
make a desktop that everyone in the world can use.
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