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[6]: He's right
by juzzlin on Fri 30th Sep 2011 07:44 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: He's right"
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Qt is licensed under GPLv3 and LGPLv3.

It is a shame that Nokia succumbed to Microsoft's embrace and extinguish strategy, but, due mainly to the GPLv3, by no means does that mean the end of Qt.

In my opinion Qt is still the best way to write portable software. And you can choose from C++, Python etc. I recently compiled Windows-binaries on Ubuntu simply by running Qt SDK under Wine and it just worked ;)

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