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: Portability
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:43 UTC in reply to "Portability"
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No, you see...us *nix folks need to write crappier apps that are not portable because that,uh, is, uh, better.... Ok, admittedly that's completely illogical but never mind that. Just remember: portable != not good. Platform lock-in == awesome.

Edited 2011-09-30 15:43 UTC

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