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How Apple killed the Linux desktop

Miguel de Icaza, a central figure in the development of the Linux desktop environment GNOMe, says the open Web is now a greater concern than free software.
Miguel de Icaza, a central figure in the development of the Linux desktop environment GNOMe, says the open Web is now a greater concern than free software.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • As Apple's operating system emerges, Linux stalls
  • Open-source system has found a home on data-center servers, but not captured the public
  • One creator says developers who could have pushed Linux have defected
  • At Mozilla Foundation, focus is now on Web development