After takin' a swig o' grog, Miguel de Icaza belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> I do not think that Linux on the desktop is keeping folks at Microsoft
> awake at night. Our market share is still very small, we are deeply
> fragmented and our quality control is terrible.
Speak for yourself.
Most projects I use are (subjectively) less buggy than most Microsoft
software I have used. Many of the projects I use come with self-tests.
When quality-control numbers are bandied about in the industry,
open-source comes out ahead of commercial.
> We have competing
> projects, distributions, packages and ABIs. ISVs have a hard time
> targeting the Linux desktop due to these.
I agree, somewhat. The more important factor by far is the 800-pound
gorilla in the room -- Microsoft.
> Sadly, MacOS has taken the spot that I wish GNOME or KDE had taken.
It wasn't "MacOS". It was Apple. A company focussed on a single line of
This was the most unkindest cut of all.
-- William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar"