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[2]: Let me see
by acobar on Fri 30th Sep 2011 13:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Let me see"
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And why should I use it then instead of Qt directly? And who is going to keep it up-to-date while Qt evolves?

Fact is, it is hard enough to keep one framework "almost" platform independent and I don't think it is wise to make it even harder trying to maintain two.

For all the beauty and sugar syntax C# has, its power would be if we could code on it on a "platform independent" style. That is not going to happen as Microsoft is not willing to allow it, it seems.

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