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]: Comment by lemur2
by pandronic on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lemur2"
pandronic
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Just a wild guess ... people may be voting "Inaccurate" because they feel that their Linux experience doesn't match yours.

My experience as a user, power user and web developer with Linux is just a long series of compromises, hacks and workarounds to get things kind of working. Inevitably I always fall back to Windows and even OS X where magically my video card works, my proprietary applications do their jobs perfectly and open all my files correctly, I can play all my games, I can transfer files to my Yahoo Messenger buddies and so on ...

So don't give me this troll crap that Desktop Linux is ready for anything because it's either a damned lie or your wet dream. If Linux would be any good on the desktop it wouldn't have the crappy marketshare it has now. And if I were you I wouldn't talk about agendas seeing how you troll every thread regarding Windows and Linux here on OSNews.

Note to future self: Don't feed the trolls

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