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]: KDE & QT
by ngaio on Fri 30th Sep 2011 01:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Misleading article title"
ngaio
Member since:
2005-10-06

I like Quanta Plus. I've used it for many years. It has many strengths. It is no longer part of the KDE family. There is no replacement. Effectively its legs have been cut off from under it, and it's been taken to the graveyard to starve to death. Not cool.

Plus, please remember it's not about how many applications there are -- it's all about the quality. Miguel has very high standards. (Yet it must be noted he is extremely generous and welcoming towards code contributors).

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RE[4]: KDE & QT
by roverrobot on Fri 30th Sep 2011 02:34 in reply to "RE[3]: KDE & QT"
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2006-07-23

Miguel has very high standards.


hahahaha....

Oh, you are serious? Which piece of software that Mr high standard have created is not buggy and bloated?

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RE[4]: KDE & QT
by manjabes on Fri 30th Sep 2011 05:58 in reply to "RE[3]: KDE & QT"
manjabes Member since:
2005-08-27

Plus, please remember it's not about how many applications there are -- it's all about the quality.


This. A thousand times this.

Not a 73rd shitty iTunes clone!

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RE[5]: KDE & QT
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:03 in reply to "RE[4]: KDE & QT"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Plus, please remember it's not about how many applications there are -- it's all about the quality.
This. A thousand times this. Not a 73rd shitty iTunes clone! "

Agreed. For a given application type, we only need one desktop application for Linux to be better than the alternatives for Windows in order to have a Linux desktop application that is best-of-breed.

The fact that very often there are several Linux desktop applications for any given purpose that are all better than the best application for the same purpose on Windows doesn't really help all that much.

Edited 2011-09-30 06:06 UTC

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RE[5]: KDE & QT
by JAlexoid on Fri 30th Sep 2011 14:43 in reply to "RE[4]: KDE & QT"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

If it's an iTunes clone, then sh***y is the best they can do.

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RE[4]: KDE & QT
by ngaio on Sat 1st Oct 2011 16:49 in reply to "RE[3]: KDE & QT"
ngaio Member since:
2005-10-06

I like Quanta Plus. I've used it for many years. It has many strengths. It is no longer part of the KDE family. There is no replacement. Effectively its legs have been cut off from under it, and it's been taken to the graveyard to starve to death. Not cool.


I'm happy to be wrong. It seems Quanta Plus is being resurrected in the form of a plugin for kdevelop:

http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/quanta-plus-for-kde4/

This is excellent news. I hope it works out.

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