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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Step 4: Focus on a toolkit not 100

For all practicalpurposes there are only two: qt and gtk.

focus on a single graphics stack not 100

There aren't hundred graphics stacks.

Python and Shell Scripting aren't for general software development, really.

No? Way to show your ignorance. That's like saying is not a language for real development.

They are for frustrated foss enthusiasts too lazy/incapable to learn something actually good for desktop/system programming.

It's obvious that you've never used either and really, no-one is using shell as a desktop programming language. Python's just fine though.

If ain't good, don't release it.

Well, I guess it would be good to do something the commercial development houses do not.

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