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[4]: He's right
by fast_rizwaan on Fri 30th Sep 2011 02:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: He's right"
fast_rizwaan
Member since:
2010-09-01

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.

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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[6]: He's right
by juzzlin on Fri 30th Sep 2011 07:44 in reply to "RE[5]: He's right"
juzzlin Member since:
2011-05-06

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.


In my opinion Qt is still the best way to write portable software. And you can choose from C++, Python etc. I recently compiled Windows-binaries on Ubuntu simply by running Qt SDK under Wine and it just worked ;)

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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[6]: He's right
by fast_rizwaan on Fri 30th Sep 2011 04:36 in reply to "RE[5]: He's right"
fast_rizwaan Member since:
2010-09-01

"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 .............................
"
Nokia losing market in 2007, MS got afraid of android.

KDE 4.0 came out in 2008.

MS and Nokia has been secret affair for many years, only came to light later in 2008.

http://www.businessweek.com/blogs/europeinsight/archives/2008/09/no...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10307378-56.html

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2008/01/nokia-buys-trolltec...

KDE 4.0 had great plans like solid, nepomuk, this, that... where are they, after nokia acquisition of trolltech? All became vaporware.

KDE 4.7 still buggy Desktop! If not for the master.

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