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[3]: I'll give it a try
by lucas_maximus on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'll give it a try"
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The whole point of what he was saying there is no compelling "Killer App" for the platform to make it a compelling alternative.

Also regarding portability I have heard BSD guys (that I used to go to class with) porting code from Linux to BSD and pulling their hair out because of the number of Linux-isms.

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