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Why Linux Has Failed on the Desktop: Kernel Developer Con Colivas

Jul 24, 2007, 17:45 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashton Mills)

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"Linux had won. We were now the biggest competition in the server and database market out there and all the big names cared about Linux. Money was pouring into development from all these big names into developing Linux's performance in these areas.

"The users had lost. The desktop PC, for which linux started out as being development for, had fallen by the wayside. Performance, as home desktop users understand performance, was gone. Worse yet, there was no way to quantify it, and the developers couldn't care if we couldn't prove it. The one place I found some performance was to be gained on the desktop (the kernel) was now doing the opposite..."

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