It seems that the FOSS community sees its ranks expand just about every day, as new fans of free and open source software join the fold. What’s much less common is to see former advocates of Linux and FOSS change their minds and depart. That’s pretty much what happened last week, when GNOME cofounder Miguel de Icaza announced that he has abandoned desktop Linux in favor of Apple’s Mac platform. “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,” he said.
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