Linux on the Desktop
I'm a Linux guy at heart, but I use a Mac. For a long time, I've had a weird love hate relationship with Apple laptops. I was feeling a bit nostalgic today, and I stumbled across these articles:
- What Killed the Linux Desktop by Miguel de Icaza, one of the founders of GNOME
- How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop and Why That Doesn’t Matter which comments on Miguel de Icaza's post
- Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME For Xfce
- Another post by Linux Torvalds on GNOME3
- The Linux Haters Blog
- Evolution of an Ubuntu User
It reminds me of The UNIX-Haters Handbook, which as a fantastic read :) Warning, do not read any of the above if you're easily offended!
Who would have thought that Linux would be more successful in the mobile world than on the desktop? Who could have guessed that one of the most successful Linux on the desktop projects would actually embrace trusted platform modules and restrict access to the shell by default (unless you put it in developer mode)? What a strange world we live in!