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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by twitterfire on Fri 30th Sep 2011 01:46 UTC
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Well, I'm sure 2012 will be the year of the linux desktop.

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by r_a_trip on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:37 in reply to "2012"
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It better be! Come December 2012, it's all over :-)

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by KLU9 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:24 in reply to "RE: 2012"
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2013: The Year of Linux on the Asteroid Field where Earth Used to Be!

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by Soulbender on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:25 in reply to "2012"
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Still more likely than 2012 being the year of Windows in the datacenter.

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