You somehow managed to get it wrong in all accounts. Congratulations.
> so many techies in that thread condescending ... And these are people that influence the UI's direction!
Really? I thought Mairin was the one actually influencing UI's direction.
> "fuck you got mine" attitude that kept desktop Linux dead
"fuck you got mine" is the universal attitude. Most people download Linux for free and never, ever, give something back. It doesn't keep anything dead, though, because it's the expected behavior. It's the extremely *rare* few with a "this can be done better" attitude that keep the show going.
> Android finally delivered on the promise of hundreds of millions of Linux installs.
Show me just *one* non-technical user who has installed android on a phone that was running anything else. Got ahead, I'll wait here.
> I wonder why Android succeeded while these [expletive] in charge of the "Linux Desktop" never got their act together.
Maybe it's because Android is backed by a big corporation with capacity to talk directly and influence device vendors. Maybe it's because phone users do not have an expectation to run Windows applications and games on them. And maybe there a dozen more similar reasons...
> Do you think it might have something to do with the lack of "fuck you got mine" attitude from Android developers in charge of building the UI?
Definitely not. Because *most* people in charge of building anything do not have such attitude, specially those doing it for free, on their own time and often paying the expenses with their own money. Those people are most often doing a labor of _love_ and deserve all our respect and admiration.