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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RE[5]: KDE & QT
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: KDE & QT"
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"Plus, please remember it's not about how many applications there are -- it's all about the quality.
This. A thousand times this. Not a 73rd shitty iTunes clone! "

Agreed. For a given application type, we only need one desktop application for Linux to be better than the alternatives for Windows in order to have a Linux desktop application that is best-of-breed.

The fact that very often there are several Linux desktop applications for any given purpose that are all better than the best application for the same purpose on Windows doesn't really help all that much.

Edited 2011-09-30 06:06 UTC

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