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[7]: KDE & QT
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:23 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: KDE & QT"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

" The fact that very often there are several Linux desktop applications for any given purpose that are all better than the best application for the same purpose on Windows doesn't really help all that much.
I'd very much like to live in your fantasy-land, but I've yet to come across a Linux desktop app that's better than the best Windows counterpart. All I see are several half-hearted clones. "

None of the applications on my list has any code whatsoever in common with a predecessor Windows application. There has been no cloning here.

In order to establish your claim, you need to start by naming one Windows-only app, of a similar scope and purpose as any on my list, that is arguably better than the app on my list. Then we can perhaps look at the possibility that you may have a point.

Before you do that, however, you are only blowing hot air.

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RE[8]: KDE & QT
by manjabes on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:45 in reply to "RE[7]: KDE & QT"
manjabes Member since:
2005-08-27

Premiere Elements

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RE[9]: KDE & QT
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 07:01 in reply to "RE[8]: KDE & QT"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Premiere Elements


I see your confusion. I made no claim that every application area has a better Linux application.

I only claimed that there were some desktop application areas where the best aplication was a Linux application. For example, the desktop itself ... the best-of-breed desktop available right now is arguably the KDE Plasma desktop.

A lot of people are trying to claim that there are no desktop applications for which the best application is available for Linux only. So I have suggested a number for which it can be said that the best available application is available for Linux only. One of my examples was the KDE Plasma desktop itself. Another of my examples is digikam. Another is the file manager Dolphin.

Now, to debate my claim, you need to show a better desktop. Or a better photo collection manager. Or a better (default) file manager.

Premiere Elements is a video editor. I have made no claim about video editors.

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