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]: Unfortunately true
by zlynx on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Unfortunately true"
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Only works if someone else packaged it for that distribution.

Have fun trying to run an older application that no one cared about.

I remember trying to build XTank and NetTrek for Linux back in 2001 I think. Not fun.

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