Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Sep 2011 23:47 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Linux Linux is struggling on the desktop because it only has a small number of "great" apps, according to the Gnome co-creator. Miguel de Icaza, co-creator of the Gnome desktop, told tech journalist Tim Anderson at the recent Windows 8 Build conference "When you count how many great desktop apps there are on Linux, you can probably name 10," de Icaza said, according to a post on Anderson's IT Writing blog. "You work really hard, you can probably name 20. We've managed to p*** off developers every step of the way, breaking APIs all the time."
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by Luminair on Fri 30th Sep 2011 00:11 UTC
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he's right. the best thing for linux desktops to do now is accelerate their copying of cutting edge ideas and move to an HTML5-oriented GUI standard.

intel dumped qt and meego for html5. microsoft dumped 30 years of heritage for html5. google is dumping its grandmother for html5. the writing is on the wall. chop chop.

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