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 Slambert666 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: He's right"
Slambert666
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2008-10-30

WTF? Why was this voted down? I listed 10 apps that don't run on Windows. All 10 are at least as good as any other equivalent app for other platforms for the same purpose.


Perhaps you were voted down for being delusional?

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RE[5]: He's right
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:13 in reply to "RE[4]: He's right"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"WTF? Why was this voted down? I listed 10 apps that don't run on Windows. All 10 are at least as good as any other equivalent app for other platforms for the same purpose.
Perhaps you were voted down for being delusional? "

That is not on the list of reasons for downvoting a post. Neither does it describe the post itself.

PS: In order to make a claim such as "delusional", you would first have to establish even a teeny tiny point. This you have utterly failed to do, I notice.

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RE[5]: He's right
by No it isnt on Fri 30th Sep 2011 09:24 in reply to "RE[4]: He's right"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

My bet is that none of the downvoters have actually tested those apps.

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RE[6]: He's right
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 10:42 in reply to "RE[5]: He's right"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

My bet is that none of the downvoters have actually tested those apps.


My guess is that the downvoters are in denial that they have blown so much money on their Windows or Mac machine that they simply didn't have to.

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