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]: He's right
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 07:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: He's right"
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" All 10 are at least as good as any other equivalent app for other platforms for the same purpose.
No they are not, not in my opinion. You see, this "good" word is highly subjective. I for one don't want my screen blasted with the vomit that is Amarok or Dolphin. But again, that's my highly personal opinion. You sir make it sound like your opinion is the truth. Maybe that pissed people off? Just a guess, I didn't vote... "

Yours it is just as much an opinion. For example, I can set Dolphin to pretty much mimic exactly the way that Windows explorer looks and feels, and get it to do everything that Windows explorer does. You, however, can't get Windows explorer to have a split screen, or separate tabs, or to perform a batch re-name on a group of files, or to convert-as-it-copies from an audio CD to a set of .mp3 files on disk elsewhere (let alone a set of .ogg files on disk).

You might not like Amorak, and indeed I prefer Clementine myself but Clementine is not Linux-only. The point is, despite your opinion, I notice that you don't actually come up with a better Windows-only application that can match Amorak feature-for-feature (for example, Amorak's support of FLAC and Ogg Vorbis audio files, or its support of iPod personal media players, its support for lyrics and album covers and file metadata, all available in the one app).

After all, it is the Windows fanbois who are trying to claim that there are no good Linux desktop applications. All I have to do is demonstrate some of the desktop app features that equivalent Windows apps can't match, and my point stands. It doesn't depend on your like or dislike of Linux artwork.

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