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Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

TrueSatan (1709878) writes | about a year and a half ago

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TrueSatan (1709878) writes "Miguel de Icaza, via his blog, has declared his intention to move to the Apple Mac platform stating his main reasons as being, "To me, the fragmentation of Linux as a platform, the multiple incompatible distros, and the incompatibilities across versions of the same distro were my Three Mile Island/Chernobyl."

Reaction to his announcement includes http://blogs.kde.org/2013/03/05/gnome-founder-leaves from Jonathan Riddell of Blue Systems/Kubuntu.

Given Miguel de Icaza past asociation with Microsoft (CodePlex Foundation) and the Free Software Foundation's founder Richard Stallman's description of de Icaza as a "traitor to the free software community" http://www.osnews.com/story/22225/RMS_De_Icaza_Traitor_to_Free_Software_Community this might be seen as more of a blow to Microsoft than to GNU/Linux."

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Ditto for me (1)

fireman sam (662213) | about a year and a half ago | (#43086621)

I had been using Linux since the mid 90s and last year I dropped it as my preferred home system when I performed an upgrade and suddenly my DVB-T card stopped working properly - apparently going from 2.x kernel to 3.x resulted in my hardware being unsupported. My thought: Fuck this.

It was also around that time I had looked into hackintoshes and switch to Snow Leopard on my Dell. I've since moved to a mac book pro and enjoy the freedom that a consistent platform has provided - the fact that I can take a kernel extension written for 10.6 and have it work in 10.7 shows that it is possible to release versions without breaking compatibility - it is just that the Linux devs don't care about compatibility but always the latest and greatest.

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