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[3]: Misleading article title
by zima on Thu 6th Oct 2011 23:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Misleading article title"
zima
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With "software that uses Qt" we have there Gadu Gadu for example... NVM how it isn't open, it is also a ridiculously bad (and not on a technical level, oh no, it's smooth there and easily among best open ones; it's just bad, in "concept") application you have never used.

You throw around lists of stuff you hardly use, or don't bother to compare them with other tools. "It's under KDE or Qt banner, therefore it's good" doesn't work, a lot of it is sub-par (and the DE itself tends to get in the way of doing things for some time now; luckily, even if XFCE looks like it might go the same way, there's a rapidly maturing LXDE for example)

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