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: Unfortunately true
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:08 UTC in reply to "Unfortunately true"
lemur2
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What's this stuff about "We don't need stable APIs. we don't need binary compatibility"? How many people actually want to waste hours and hours compiling a huge desktop application so it works on their computer


Linux users don't need a stable API in order to avoid having to spend hours and hours compiling a huge desktop application so it works on their computer.

http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/blender

Just install it with the package manager.

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