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[2]: Yes and no ...
by filosofem on Sat 1st Oct 2011 10:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Yes and no ..."
filosofem
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2010-05-05

Funny that halfway you started to inflate the list with games. Hey, it's apps we're talking about here. The number of apps sitting on my Docky easily exceed 20 and they are all good if not great, with the sole exception of Skype -- proprietary crap that fails on me all the bloody time and can't be fixed no matter what because the source is not open.

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