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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10 Linux specific apps?
by jabjoe on Fri 30th Sep 2011 20:00 UTC
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But good Linux apps pretty much all tend to be cross platform..... that's part of the point of Linux, you aren't locked in. Good apps don't stay Linux specific for long.

How you move people to Linux is you move the apps they use to free ones. Then just change the OS underneath for a faster more secure free one. ;-)

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