"Indeed, we enthusiastically buy their hardware and port our systems to it."
Posted Aug 28, 2012 18:53 UTC (Tue) by pboddie
In reply to: "Indeed, we enthusiastically buy their hardware and port our systems to it."
Parent article: Look and feel lawsuits, the second time around
It is somewhat disappointing that people don't want to acknowledge the nasty side of the provider of their shiny gadgets, certainly. On a related topic, I read "How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop and Why That Doesn’t Matter" today, where Miguel De Icaza, no less, blames the defection of developers to OS X on a lack of API compatibility in various projects including GNOME.
Having recently waded through a stack of GNOME-related packages and their dependencies, with API breakage lurking in the background but fortunately avoided by a lucky grab of end-of-line 2.x-related packages - not everyone seems to know that
G_CONST_RETURN has gone away, however - I would argue that the more significant factor in the apathy about making the Free Software desktop a success would be that nobody actually believed in it enough, and the result was to imitate the Mac and Windows, resulting in a wider, negative perception about what the various projects offered when compared to the big-name offerings.
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