From his blog:
“Computing-wise that three week vacation turned out to be very relaxing. Machine would suspend and resume without problem, WiFi just worked, audio did not stop working, I spend three weeks without having to recompile the kernel to adjust this or that, nor fighting the video drivers, or deal with the bizarre and random speed degradation that my ThinkPad suffered.”
see How I ended up with Mac – Miguel de Icaza.
Not only is he whining about non-existent FUD, he hits the fragmentation grenade too. My machines suspend and awaken reliably, and I have a bunch of a wide variety. Wireless is solid in my home and I can see all the neighbours doing their thing, too. Video and sound work too. I use Debian GNU/Linux with XFCE4. It’s solid even with the latest stable kernel.
Some people whine, complain and run away. Decent people make things work. While he was whining others did the work and GNU/Linux thrives on the desktop now whether he knows it or not. Tens of millions of ordinary (non-computer-geek) users are taking up GNU/Linux on the desktop every year and it works for them. To Hell with FUDsters.
In 2009, estimates based on Fedora’s unique IPs hitting their repositories counted 14 million and estimated Ubuntu was getting 24million more. Today, Ubuntu GNU/Linux is huge compared to Fedora yet Fedora has counted 45million unique IPs. GNU/Linux can afford to lose a loud-mouthed whiner. The rest of us will enjoy good, reliable software free of the machinations of Apple and M$.
PS: To celibrate his departure, I booted a virtual machine over the web from Fedora’s servers to give them one more hit. Smooth…