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Submission + - Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac (tirania.org) 1

TrueSatan writes: Miguel de Icaza, via his blog, has declared his intention to move to the Apple Mac platform stating his main reasons as being, "To me, the fragmentation of Linux as a platform, the multiple incompatible distros, and the incompatibilities across versions of the same distro were my Three Mile Island/Chernobyl."

Reaction to his announcement includes http://blogs.kde.org/2013/03/05/gnome-founder-leaves from Jonathan Riddell of Blue Systems/Kubuntu.

Given Miguel de Icaza past asociation with Microsoft (CodePlex Foundation) and the Free Software Foundation's founder Richard Stallman's description of de Icaza as a "traitor to the free software community" http://www.osnews.com/story/22225/RMS_De_Icaza_Traitor_to_Free_Software_Community this might be seen as more of a blow to Microsoft than to GNU/Linux.

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Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

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  • I had been using Linux since the mid 90s and last year I dropped it as my preferred home system when I performed an upgrade and suddenly my DVB-T card stopped working properly - apparently going from 2.x kernel to 3.x resulted in my hardware being unsupported. My thought: Fuck this.

    It was also around that time I had looked into hackintoshes and switch to Snow Leopard on my Dell. I've since moved to a mac book pro and enjoy the freedom that a consistent platform has provided - the fact that I can take a kern

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