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 cyrilleberger on Fri 30th Sep 2011 09:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: He's right"
cyrilleberger
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Except that most of them run on windows... There is no exclusively good linux-only applications, because most of them are written with portable toolkits. And if they are good, eventually someone will compile them on windows.

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RE[5]: He's right
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 10:05 in reply to "RE[4]: He's right"
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2007-02-17

Except that most of them run on windows... There is no exclusively good linux-only applications, because most of them are written with portable toolkits. And if they are good, eventually someone will compile them on windows.


Except for the ones I listed, and many others besides, which don't run on Windows.

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RE[6]: He's right
by dnebdal on Fri 30th Sep 2011 18:57 in reply to "RE[5]: He's right"
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2008-08-27


Except for the ones I listed, and many others besides, which don't run on Windows.


I know kate, dolphin and okular do, because I've got them installed in Win7 (and they work fine). Amarok, digikam, krita and Kst also seem to have windows versions, though I haven't tested them recently so I can't say how useful they are.

Edited 2011-09-30 18:57 UTC

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