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[7]: Comment by stabbyjones
by lemur2 on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by stabbyjones"
lemur2
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The last time you claimed this ... You actually posted evidence that said that Windows 7 was actually faster than Ubuntu at quite a few find (involving I/O)


Excuse me?

I know that for the current versions of Windows 7 and Kubuntu, Kubuntu is quite a bit faster than Windows 7, because I run the both on the same machine for one of my machines.

Laughably, on one occasion Windows 7 took over an hour to boot to a usable desktop. The default browser, IE9, is the next-to-slowest of the pack (I have replaced it with Firefox 7 insofar as it can be removed).

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firefox-7-web-browser,3037-17.h...

Windows 7 came with a pathetic default text editor, and an horrendously slow Office Suite that turned out to be adware. Before I could use it comfortably and safely, I had to spend many hours setting up extra security software, removing the lamentable default Office suite offering, and installing Firefox 7, Thunderbird and LibreOffice.

As a user experience of desktop software, Kubuntu 11.04 won hands-down no contest in every comparison.

Edited 2011-10-03 22:22 UTC

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