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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pretty biased
by TechGeek on Fri 30th Sep 2011 02:11 UTC
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I have to say that this is a pretty biased view of Linux. There are plenty of good apps that are on Linux. Sure, Linux is a fast moving platform. That means that its a lot of work to keep apps up to date. But guess what? At least on Linux you have the source code to fix it. How many people are running xp legacy mode on Windows 7 or some VM just to host some legacy app that doesnt work anymore? Especially in business. deIcaza is a putz. His answer to everything was Mono Mono Mono. Look where that got him. His opinion isn't worth that much.

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RE: pretty biased
by fast_rizwaan on Fri 30th Sep 2011 02:27 in reply to "pretty biased"
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Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening another entity through subversion, obstruction, disruption, or destruction.

MSFT, has been sabotaging Linux by bribing developers, companies, like coral, nokia.

remember XPDE?

KDE is sabotaged, clearly. hint: nokia and microsoft deal.

mono is such sabotaging tactic for gnome.

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RE[2]: pretty biased
by Slambert666 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 03:04 in reply to "RE: pretty biased"
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mono is such sabotaging tactic for gnome.

Yet the mono apps were some of the few that actually worked as advertised.

So sabotaging by providing working apps....

I see what you did there.

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RE[2]: pretty biased
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:37 in reply to "RE: pretty biased"
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Dude, I think your tinfoil hat is on too tight.

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