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]: just to make a point
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 07:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: just to make a point"
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" "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? "

I didn't say it was or wasn't important to be "true multi-user" for any given context. My post only points out the way in which Windows is not considered to be "true multi-user".

But anyway, if you do want a context where "true multi-user" is important in a desktop context, read about this:

"Mauricio Piacentini writes about a deployment of systems running Linux and KDE in Brazil's schools; some 52 million students are to be served by this initiative."

They deployed Linux desktops to 52 million Brazillian students, but they didn't deploy 52 million machines. I think they can have up to 10 students running off any given single Linux machine at the same time.

Edited 2011-09-30 07:32 UTC

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