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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Good software does.

Developers do not like trying to hit a moving target. We like to deploy and forget one everything is working ... we don't like to fix thing when someone else has broken them.

If people need to then give us warning and depreciate accordingly.

Churn is good for nobody.

Edited 2011-09-30 21:32 UTC

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