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[6]: KDE & QT
by manjabes on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: KDE & QT"
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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.

I'd very much like to live in your fantasy-land, but I've yet to come across a Linux desktop app that's better than the best Windows counterpart. All I see are several half-hearted clones.

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