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]: I'll give it a try
by Straho on Fri 30th Sep 2011 12:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 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.

I never found this application on Windows, Mac, BSD, Solaris, Haiku, iOS, Android, Bada, Maego, Meemo, webOS, Symbian, HP-UX or AIX.
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.

It's not an answer. I don't understand what you want to say with this. How hard is to port VLC to BSD? What's difference between VLC for Linux and Windows? What's the difference between SQLDeveloper for 32-bit Windows, for 64-bit Windows, for Mac OS X, for Linux, for other platforms? They all are 147M zips. I use SQLDeveloper, but didn't think about that until now, and I could assure you there's no difference between them from users point of view. Off course skype isn't Linux app only because you could install it on Linux, but most of others application are Linux application.
You could install KDE with windows. That's mean that KDE isn't Linux, is it?

The truth is that many Linux applications have Windows version and vice versa. That's because users wanted it.

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