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]: He's right
by clasqm on Fri 30th Sep 2011 07:36 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: He's right"
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After all, it is the Windows fanbois who are trying to claim that there are no good Linux desktop applications.

No it isn't. It's Miguel de Icaza. The guy who wrote Midnight Commander and Gnumeric. The guy who *founded* the Gnome project. I trhink he has earned the right to speak out on this subject..

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