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: Unfortunately true
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 13:45 UTC in reply to "Unfortunately true"
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Yes, high-quality desktop apps are definitely lacking in my Linux experience. And it's not just because they're FOSS - open source apps for Windows tend to be higher quality than those for Linux.

Here is a nice integrated Office suite that achieves power through smaller apps which can all use one another's data. Being smaller, each app loads much faster than any part of MS Office.

Version 2.4 is still in Beta, it isn't due for release until next month. This release will include new applications in Brain-dump and Plan, and it also features the return of Flow.

Being lighter-weight, it can run handily even on netbooks and tablets (Calligra Mobile and Calligra Active.).

Exceptional value-for-money. Doesn't need a monster system to run really well.

Nice. Neat. Linux only.

Edited 2011-09-30 13:50 UTC

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