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[3]: Why no video editing
by tupp on Sat 1st Oct 2011 05:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why no video editing"
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Pirhanna is a Commercial non open-source product.

Nevertheless, it far out-classes any OSX/Windows NLE, and it only runs on Linux.

By the way, Piranha runs on RedHat, but I've heard of Ubuntu Piranha installations.

Ant can run on RedHat and Ubuntu, too. From the Ant page: "The Ant is a Linux Solution supporting most versions of RedHat and Fedora as well as Ubuntu, Debian and others."

Ant is also another proprietary non opensource product..


... how does this help Linux again?

It helps in showing that fanboys make a lot of baseless claims about the superiority of their proprietary OS (OS means "Operating System" -- not "application").

Call me when a normal linux user has access to these tools without forking out thousands of dollars? remember every mac user has FREE access to quartz composer built into their license for Mac OSX. There is nothing close to that on linux that will allow you to mix HD feeds in realtime

As I recall, Piranha in 2005 was capable of 100 simultaneous HD feeds on Linux. Call me when OSX has an NLE with that capability.

The cost is irrelevant -- the important thing is that Linux has already demonstrated superior capability in all aspects of production software. If a developer wanted to create an open source version of Piranha, there is nothing in Linux that is limiting him/her.

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