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]: He's right
by stabbyjones on Fri 30th Sep 2011 02:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: He's right"
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

The question was asking for "10 really good apps" not 10 KDE packages.

There are plenty of awesome QT apps out there;
(http://packages.python.org/spyder/overview.html)

But parts of the KDE SC don't qualify as 'really good'.

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v RE[4]: He's right
by fast_rizwaan on Fri 30th Sep 2011 02:32 in reply to "RE[3]: He's right"
RE[5]: He's right
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 02:40 in reply to "RE[4]: He's right"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

very true, KDE apps are sub-par with QT apps. Microsoft owns nokia->QT->KDE. Obviously the master does not want 'competing' products from his slave Nokia->QT->KDE.


Qt is licensed under GPLv3 and LGPLv3.

It is a shame that Nokia succumbed to Microsoft's embrace and extinguish strategy, but, due mainly to the GPLv3, by no means does that mean the end of Qt.

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RE[5]: He's right
by Slambert666 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 02:53 in reply to "RE[4]: He's right"
Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

Obviously the master does not want 'competing' products from his slave Nokia->QT->KDE.


Yes... before the Microsoft, Nokia deal all KDE apps were perfect.

Then they f**ked it all up in just 2 months.....

Dude .............................

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RE[4]: He's right
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 02:33 in reply to "RE[3]: He's right"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

The question was asking for "10 really good apps" not 10 KDE packages.


No, it wasn't. The question was, and I quote: "can you list 10 really good apps that DON'T run on Windows?"

There are plenty of awesome QT apps out there; (http://packages.python.org/spyder/overview.html)


A fine application, but Python/Qt apps, such as the one you linked, do typically run on Windows.

YOU didn't answer the question.

But parts of the KDE SC don't qualify as 'really good'.


Why not? Especially the apps that are far better than the equivalent apps on Windows. Why exactly don't they qualify as as 'really good'?

What, we have app prejudice now? Go to the back of the bus, hey?

PS: a number of the apps I quoted are not part of the KDE SC.

Edited 2011-09-30 02:35 UTC

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RE[4]: Fascinating?
by zima on Thu 6th Oct 2011 23:38 in reply to "RE[4]: He's right"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

The question was, and I quote: "can you list 10 really good apps that DON'T run on Windows?"

W8, W8, so it turns that you, apparently some big self-professed promoter of KDE, have so narrow view as to not even be aware than KDE applications are largely available for Windows? (certainly most of those which you list)

Not very popular there, there are typically better choices, but still they very much DO run on Windows...

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