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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My desktop used to be in a seporate room from my TV. I would regularily work in the TV room through a notebook "thinkclient" giving me my power/apps/data and session login on the desktop. I've even seen a browser crash out only to recover the session when I next logged into the desktop directly.

The catch here is that any other valid user could go sit infront of the desktop and use it normally without noticing that I was also logged in and using it.

I've also seen several developers logged in and working on the same desktop through local and remote connections.

With a Windows desktop, it's one user at a time. With a Windows server it's one user at a time unless you shell out the cost of Terminal Server CALs.

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