I didn't hate all of Icaza's work but I absolutely can't stand his thoughts on matters. I think Icaza will fit right in with the rest of the apathetic Mac hipster crowd. I was also sick of hearing him whine about package managers and fragmentation. What all that hot air amounts to is this --- http://xkcd.com/927/
RPM is part of Linux standard base, congrats on not following the standardization documentation.
There is only one gnome 2 fork, Mate. Cinnamon is gnome 3 fork, while Consort is a gnome 3 fallback fork. Mate will most likely be abandoned once wayland begin to replace X, for not enough developer to update the whole repository, cinnamon, lose relevance has customization feature get integrated in gnome 3 (not that it at a good customization state, but getting better at least). Consort still have to see if will worth it, but it does have better reason to exist, which is keeping the fallback mode, which is better if done correctly, has it permit gnome 3 compatibility while keeping gnome 2 paradigm.
More the kind of person that can go for a simple windows manager (for a minimal interface) or kde (but for lack of time combined with OCD reason I never got time to fully dive into it, if actually fit), but don't care really, so mostly stick with what already there, has my workflow mostly involve the CLI, a web browser and lot of VM.
I've seen headings similar to these before. Ian Murdock, Bob Young, also mac users now.
Nothing to see here folks, move along.
Mac lost touch in the PC market... literally.
For $500 you can get a touch-based Lapbook, boot ubuntu 12.10 and play Steam games.
Drama queens the whole lot of them.
And Qt? After they went Blackberry crazy they are falling in love with... IOS.
Lesson: Add CLA and thing WILL blow up.
Wonderful news! This stupid m$ troll should leave years ago, but it's good late than never. I just have two words to you, Icaza: get lost.
One of the best things I've heard in a while. Not sure why he wasn't just kicked off in the first place.
Open source could be the better way of doing software; the best technical ideas win due to best software and least maintenance burden. Sure social dynamics like NIH had to be overcome, but thats low noise. CLA is the cancer here; It makes big business like Canonical go for clearly stupid shit because the gain CLA.