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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Linux app not on windows
by TheGreatSudoku on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 12:32 UTC
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Here's a Linux-only app that's groundbreaking, and is the best at what it does. This app is not available for OSX nor for Windows. It's called Compiz! Windows and Mac have been copying features from it, but are nowhere close to eye-candy desktop Compiz provides. 3rd party vendors have made very hack-ish looking clones of compiz for Windows. Stripped down in functionality, AND most charge money for their not-as-good-as-compiz knock-offs.

There are other decent Linux-only apps that are free (as in beer) and work well in Linux such GnoMenu and Plymouth. Again, 3rd party vendors tend to charge for software of this functionality in Windows. And the Windows "equivalents" look nowhere near as good nor integrated as their Linux counterparts.

All this without even touching on the superiority of System Update in most major Linux distros compared to the paltry functionality of Windows Update.

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