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: just to make a point
by manjabes on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:25 UTC in reply to "just to make a point"
manjabes
Member since:
2005-08-27

Why don't we talk about the things that Linux has on the desktop that Windows doesn't?
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True multi user capabilities.
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WTF is this "TRUE" multi user capability that Windows doesn't have? Like, HELLO, Win9x was killed (thank god!) a decade ago!
And then you get offended because somebody dares to remember their latest buntu update bonking graphics drivers a year or two ago...

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RE[2]: just to make a point
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:35 in reply to "RE: just to make a point"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Why don't we talk about the things that Linux has on the desktop that Windows doesn't? ... True multi user capabilities. ...
WTF is this "TRUE" multi user capability that Windows doesn't have? Like, HELLO, Win9x was killed (thank god!) a decade ago! And then you get offended because somebody dares to remember their latest buntu update bonking graphics drivers a year or two ago... "

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_is_windows_said_to_be_a_multiuser_ope...

"windows does have the facility to give access to different users. That is the reason we can log on to different user accounts on windows. But windows does not give access to multiple users at the same time in a single processor system."

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RE[3]: just to make a point
by manjabes on Fri 30th Sep 2011 06:49 in reply to "RE[2]: just to make a point"
manjabes Member since:
2005-08-27


"windows does have the facility to give access to different users. That is the reason we can log on to different user accounts on windows. But windows does not give access to multiple users at the same time in a single processor system."

And why is it important on a desktop/laptop system exactly to have multiple users simultaneously access one system? How can multiple users use one desktop system simultaneously anyway?

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

On Windows7, I can easily switch between users but I can not have two users logged into there own sessions concurrently. Alternatively, I can have two users concurrently logged into there own seporate sessions on the same machine.

Now, centralized multiple concurent user systems might not be the average need for everyone's home desktop but it's sure come in handy for me many times.

I've also seen some very nice lab setups where the students are all running off sessions hosted by the same back end server. A quick look at the Windows terminal server licensing model kills that idea quick for something as budget constrained as a school.

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