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: Comment by stabbyjones - ZIM
by jabbotts on Fri 30th Sep 2011 17:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
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The "only on Linux based distributions" is the real problem.

Zim.. love it to death but v0.53 just came out and has a Windows build just like v0.50'ish and previous did. Both full install and portable versions. It's not as clean is it is on a native *nix system but it's darn close.

- My favorite feature is the standard folder/file tree it uses; nice and easy to rsync between all my OS including Windows.

- My wishlist; consolidated tree output to other file formats (only does output by indavidual page when last I checked but the developer may have added it since), embedded Vim or "open in external editor" as I keep looking up to see "jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj" instead of my cursor down several rows and the lack of "dd/p" to reorganize rows remains very noticable to me.

GIMP fails the "strictly Linux distro run" also.

Along with also having a Windows full install version. Works very nicely too given my need for an image editor and lack of budget for Photoshop volume licensing.

The issue is not that these are great programs though; simply that they fail the "only runs on Linux" rule imposed to make the discussion a zero-sum game.

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