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."
Permalink for comment 491312
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: Comment by lemur2
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 07:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by lemur2"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

"better-than-other-alternatives
Citation needed. I didn't vote but I would guess that people just don't agree with your *opinion* (actually one shouldn't downvote because of disagreement but my guess is that that's how people use it). "

Au contraire, it is the Windows fans who are trying to make the extraordinary claim here. Their claim is that there are no good Linux desktop applications.

All I have to do is point out that there are, in fact, some Linux desktop applications that aren't matched by anything on Windows. My point is made.

Reply Parent Score: 3