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[4]: Misleading article title
by Lennie on Fri 30th Sep 2011 09:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Misleading article title"
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So what is a good really succesful Windows application these days ?

Photoshop ? Ohh, no, that also works on Mac OS X
Microsoft Office ? Ohh, same as Photoshop.
Firefox/Chrome, platform independent, even less of a Windows application.

Games ? They are not really GUI apps are they ?

I'm a terrible desktop user, so I wouldn't know.

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