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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I'll give it a try
by kragil on Fri 30th Sep 2011 05:32 UTC
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1. Firefox
2. Thunderbird
3. LibreOffice
4. Chrome/Chromium
5. Blender
6. Transmission
7. Nautilus
8. Okular
9. Calibre
10. VLC
11. MPlayer
12. Amarok
13. Banshee
14. Konqeror
15. OpenShot
16. Audacity
17. Grip
18. Hydrogen
19. Muse
20. Rosegarden
21. Gimp
22. Inkscape
23. KToon
24. Krita
25. Hugin
26. Scribus
27. Synfig
28. Avidemux
29. Recordmydesktop
30. Conky
31. Filezilla
32. GParted
33. K3B
34. Pidgin
35. VNC
36. Eclipse
37. Gobby
38. Quanta
39. GnomeDo
40. Homebank
41. QtCreator
42. Gnumeric

This is a geek discussion so I will stop at 42 and I haven't even named editors and terminals etc ;-)
Just because all the Windows and Mac people don't care about Linux and don't know apps that don't have big marketing budgets does not mean that there aren't great apps on Linux.
Sure Linux is lacking in the Games and Video editing department, but tools for working with text/code and sound are top.

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