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 stabbyjones
by RawMustard on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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What Linux app gives such an incredible user experience that I should give up the Mac and run a Linux box instead?

That's easy. Linux itself!

The others aren't even in the race when it comes to flexibility and freedom. To be able to just apt-get new app when I need a tool to do a job without having to agree to sacrifice my first born is a no brainer to me.

For me linux isn't just about the Windows[tm] killer apps. linux is a choice between flexibility, freedom and convenience. de Icaza misses the whole point about Linux with this opinion piece if you ask me.

People who choose Linux do so because they need a dependable OS with no restrictions to get something done. They don't care if it doesn't have Windows[tm] killer apps, the other benefits far out way this BS!

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