Why Linux Has Failed on the Desktop: Kernel Developer Con Colivas
Jul 24, 2007, 17:45 (18 Talkback[s])
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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