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: I'll give it a try
by Straho on Fri 30th Sep 2011 09:47 UTC in reply to "I'll give it a try"
Straho
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2011-09-30

I'll try also.
I.My great CLI apps
1.SSH, SCP
2.ranger
3.nano
4.rtorrent
5.ncmpcpp
II.My great GUI apps
1.kate - most advance Linux TE. On windows I use UltraEdit, but trey are different - some feature missed in UE and other missed in kate.
2.Okular - it's not only PDF viewer, I should use a couple windows apps to get that productivity.
3.Amarok, Clementine
4.VLC
5.KJots - great app for note taking, never find something similar for windows.
6.IDE - eclipse, QTCreator, SQLDeveloper, JDeveloper, eric - daily I use at least 2 of them (work or hobby) and they are powerfull and has all feature of modern IDE(atleast all I need)
7.KRunner - it's great. On windows I use Launchy, which is also Linux app.
8.Blender, GIMP, Scribus, digiKam - I never used this for complex work, but this doesn't do them less great.
9.Calibre - I've Kindle, Nook and smartphone with epub reader. They love calibre and calibre love them.
10.k3b
I use real multyuser and virtual desktop capabilities
of Linux.
What I need and found only for windows:
1.XMLSpy - really mature xml editor. I don't like XMLSpy with wine or java based editix enough
2.Toad for Oracle
3.PLSQLDeveloper
What I want in the future:
1.Dolphin - It's good but I need a few missing options.
2.UML, ER Diagram mature application - Umbrello is good, but not great.
Daily I use less than 15 different apps on Linux or Windows. Monthly no more than 30 different.

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