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: I'll give it a try
by Slambert666 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 05:43 UTC in reply to "I'll give it a try"
Slambert666
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2008-10-30


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7. Nautilus
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From the article:

"When you count how many great desktop apps there are on Linux, you can probably name 10,"


If you put nautilus on the list you are obviously not talking about "great" apps or you definition of "great" is radically different than mine.

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RE[2]: I'll give it a try
by kragil on Fri 30th Sep 2011 05:54 in reply to "RE: I'll give it a try"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

With all the functionality Konqeror and Nautilus provide I sure as hell count them as great desktop apps. Great apps are apps that you can use all day and that do everything you need. To me that is the only sane definition. Finder and Explorer don't compare IMO.

Edited 2011-09-30 05:56 UTC

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RE[3]: I'll give it a try
by Slambert666 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:03 in reply to "RE[2]: I'll give it a try"
Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

.. and that do everything you need. To me that is the only sane definition. Finder and Explorer don't compare IMO.


Nautilus has so many usability defects that it is pain for me to use it, if it works for you then all the power ** to you.

I believe that the top two most frustrating things that new users has when using linux is:

1. The infantile names given to linux programs.
2. Nautilus and everything about it.

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