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+ - How Apple killed the Linux desktop->

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An anonymous reader writes "Klint Finley discusses Miguel de Icaza's idea of how OSX killed Linux on the desktop due to splintered GUI programs on Linux, including the lack of backward compatibility. It also relates the lack of graphical toolkits available on Linux causing developers to use OSX as a desktop for server programming and because "development was shifting to the web"

Article also on cnn.com http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/27/tech/web/apple-linux-desktop/index.html?hpt=hp_t3"

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How Apple killed the Linux desktop

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