Miguel de Icaza vs. Linus Torvalds Handbags drawn in dawn war in the Linux world:
As the Gnome interface becomes about as popular as scurvy, the makers of the system have been looking for someone to blame.
Already top former Gnome Miguel de Icaza leaked a story that Apple was replacing Linux on the desktop, which was dutifully reported by the Tame Apple Press now it appears he is going for the creator of Linux itself, Linus Torvalds.
If you ignore the general association of Miguel with GNOME then there really isn't much good that the guy has contributed to the Linux desktop community. If you do consider the GNOME aspect that was a battle fought with no outcome decades ago.
My view, he has a fan base and they are dedicated to him for reasons not relevant to the real situation as it exists today with desktop Linux. Every turn he's taken has appeared like an attempt at commercial success for himself personally with various companies, technologies, or business relationships. If anything he's almost the opposite of what Linus is which is someone that people want to pay so he can keep doing exactly as he always has.
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Torvalds bellows: 'The GNOME PEOPLE are in TOTAL DENIAL':
Linux kernel big daddy Linus Torvalds and fellow developer Alan Cox have lashed out at claims that the culture surrounding the operating system's core prevented it from conquering the consumer PC market.
The pair also slapped down folks working on the GNOME user interface - a popular package among desktop Linux users - and accused the team of blaming others for GNOME's failings.
The GNOME people claiming that I set the 'attitude' that causes them problems is laughable, Torvalds stormed on Google+. Some GNOME people seem to be in total denial about what their problem really is. They'll wildly blame everybody except themselves.
Bearded Brit Cox seconded Torvalds, and accused GNOME for being nothing more than a research project instead of a practical desktop environment.
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