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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Comment by lemur2
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 05:02 UTC
lemur2
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2007-02-17

There is a lot of downvoting going on in this thread, especially when any poster points out great features of Linux on the desktop, or good applications that are available for it, especially good applications that don't run on Windows.

Someone has an agenda, apparently.

Miguel, is that you?

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RE: Comment by lemur2
by pandronic on Fri 30th Sep 2011 05:31 in reply to "Comment by lemur2"
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2006-05-18

No, just that most people don't live in a Linux reality distortion field.

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RE[2]: Comment by lemur2
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 05:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by lemur2"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

No, just that most people don't live in a Linux reality distortion field.


You wouldn't be trying to avoid the question by any chance? Anything but address the actual point, hey?

In what way is pointing out the existence of a number of better-than-other-alternatives desktop applications which don't run on Windows in any way supposed to be "living in a Linux reality distortion field"?

Hmmmmm?

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