In my opinion, the problem with Linux on the Desktop is rooted in
the developer culture that was created around it.
Linus, despite being a low-level kernel guy, set the tone for our
community years ago when he dismissed binary compatibility for
device drivers. The kernel people might have some valid reasons
for it, and might have forced the industry to play by their rules,
but the Desktop people did not have the power that the kernel
people did. But we did keep the attitude.
— Miguel de Icaza
What better to do on a Friday than test a @#%!-load of modems and phones? But hey, I know what’s better… drowning your incredible frustration with firmware and hardware in a kiddy-pool full of cheap booze. Isn’t hardware great?
— Dan Williams
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