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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Comment by stabbyjones
by stabbyjones on Fri 30th Sep 2011 01:22 UTC
stabbyjones
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I only use Linux and I struggle to hit even 10.
http://zim-wiki.org/
http://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/
http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/
http://www.gimp.org/
http://www.infinicode.org/code/pyrenamer/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tagtool/

This one isn't even an 'app' but it's perfect.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/minidlna/

I think what happens is that you fall into the trap of writing little scripts and use command-line programs to fill your own gaps.

Then again, I haven't felt like anything important is missing either. Linux fills the gaps but it doesn't make them known very easily for most people.

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