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."
Thread beginning with comment 491227
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
This time the spirit got through
by dionicio on Fri 30th Sep 2011 00:36 UTC
dionicio
Member since:
2006-07-12

Really this time
Miguel has spoken
the whispering of the spirit.

Reply Score: 2

jscipione Member since:
2009-08-22

Really true this time
Whispering of the spirit
Miguel has spoken

FTFY

Reply Parent Score: 2

The bottom line
by dionicio on Fri 30th Sep 2011 14:33 in reply to "This time the spirit got through"
dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

"To be honest, with Linux on the desktop,
the benefits of open source
have really played against Linux on the desktop
in that we keep breaking things."
...
"We’ve managed to piss off developers
every step of the way,
breaking APIs all the time."
...
"I’m heartbroken, that’s the bottom line."

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE: The bottom line
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:36 in reply to "The bottom line"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"I’m heartbroken, that’s the bottom line."

Guess he should have done a better job with GNOME, eh?

Reply Parent Score: 4

dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

Solid and stabilized API's upon wich
(desktop) app programmers could build on.

That is the pain
Miguel is talking about.

Even on natural languages,
one of the last human dominions
not overtaken by exchange paradigms
solid an stabilizad API's
are a prerequisite of popularity.

Reply Parent Score: 2

After hour
by dionicio on Fri 30th Sep 2011 23:09 in reply to "This time the spirit got through"
dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

Programming for the PC an Mac Desktops
http://i.imgur.com/UX2Lw.png

Programing for the Linux Desktops
http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/10771621287/1/tumblr_lrb6w3Q4jh1qm...

Have a good weekend you all
:)

Reply Parent Score: 0