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: Why no video editing
by tupp on Sat 1st Oct 2011 03:54 UTC in reply to "Why no video editing"
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No NLE on OSX nor Windows comes close to the robustness of Piranha:

Piranha is as high-end as one can get. Guess what -- Piranha only runs on Linux!

Of course if you can't afford the USD$250,000 for Piranha and it's hardware console, you can buy it's little brother for USD$10,000 -- Ant:

Ant was handling 4k Red streams about a year before Avid and Final Cut Pro. Ant only runs on Linux.

A lot of high-end production software runs on Linux.

What was that about having to get into the guts of the OS and using Apple APIs??

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