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."
Permalink for comment 491394
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: I'll give it a try
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 12:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I'll give it a try"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

The whole point of what he was saying there is no compelling "Killer App" for the platform to make it a compelling alternative.


The whole point of responses is that there is no "Killer App" for any other desktop platform either.

The "Killer feature" of Linux is its um-matchable value-for-money.

Reply Parent Score: 3