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: He's right
by Lennie on Fri 30th Sep 2011 09:26 UTC in reply to "He's right"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

Blender isn't really a Linux app is it ?

Is the GIMP a Linux app ? I guess it is.

But as I asked above. What is a good example of a sucessful Windows application ?

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RE[2]: He's right
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 10:37 in reply to "RE: He's right"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Blender isn't really a Linux app is it ?


You mean, "Blender isn't really a Windows app, is it?"

http://www.groklaw.net/articlebasic.php?story=20080511115151164

Microsoft has just approached the Blender guys, and I would assume have or will approach other FOSS projects since we learn that Microsoft has assigned a guy to work with Open Source projects, with a request for information on how to make Blender run better on Windows. Here's part of what Microsoft emailed to Blender:

With respect to Blender, what can you tell me about your community/user feedback that you have heard regarding file formats? Specifically, Microsoft is slowly shifting toward a more open standards based approach to its file formats. The ISO standard Office Open XML is an example of the direction we are moving towards. A good user experience of Blender on Windows is good for your project/community and good for Microsoft. What we are trying to understand is what file formats, which are not open or not fully open, are impeding the optimal experience with your community.

OOXML is an example of openness? They're kidding, right?


You are right, Blender really isn't a Windows app. Microsoft wished it was.

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RE[3]: He's right
by Lennie on Fri 30th Sep 2011 10:40 in reply to "RE[2]: He's right"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I'm asking, because I'm not a Blender user. I've never ever even seen it.

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RE[2]: He's right
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:54 in reply to "RE: He's right"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Since apps that runs on many platforms does not count we must exclude all Windows apps that runs in Wine/Cedega/Crossover from any comparisons.

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RE[3]: He's right
by manjabes on Fri 30th Sep 2011 17:37 in reply to "RE[2]: He's right"
manjabes Member since:
2005-08-27

Since apps that runs on many platforms does not count we must exclude all Windows apps that runs in Wine/Cedega/Crossover from any comparisons.


But then, your list of great linux apps from earlier:

I dunno, was pretty easy for me.

wireshark
k3b
firefox
chrome/chromium

dolphin
kate
kopete
psi
kmail
ktorrent

...continuing...
konsole
bangarang
vlc
smplayer
amarok
clementine
thunderbird
etc etc

and thats just at the top of my head.


So, cross-platform applications are included when counting Linux applications and excluded when counting Windows applications?

Edited 2011-09-30 17:38 UTC

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