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 Savior on Fri 30th Sep 2011 09:34 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: He's right"
Savior
Member since:
2006-09-02

I notice that you don't actually come up with a better Windows-only application that can match Amorak feature-for-feature (for example, Amorak's support of FLAC and Ogg Vorbis audio files, or its support of iPod personal media players, its support for lyrics and album covers and file metadata, all available in the one app).

Or its lack of support for audio CDs...

The rest of the applications you listed are OK, apart from krita, which suffers from being too complicated while still missing basic features.

Anyway, you listed these programs as an answer to "what applications do not run on Windows"; does that mean the "KDE 4 on Windows" project is dead?

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RE[7]: He's right
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 10:27 in reply to "RE[6]: He's right"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"I notice that you don't actually come up with a better Windows-only application that can match Amorak feature-for-feature (for example, Amorak's support of FLAC and Ogg Vorbis audio files, or its support of iPod personal media players, its support for lyrics and album covers and file metadata, all available in the one app).

Or its lack of support for audio CDs...
"

Excuse me?

http://amarok.kde.org/en/features

Audio CDs

Play your Audio CDs in Amarok, and use the Copy to Collection feature to easily rip them to your local collection.


Anyway, you listed these programs as an answer to "what applications do not run on Windows"; does that mean the "KDE 4 on Windows" project is dead?


They might be still trying to achieve this, but for now there is no "KDE 4 on Windows".

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RE[8]: He's right
by Savior on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:35 in reply to "RE[7]: He's right"
Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

Good to know then that they finally put it back. I remember it not working in 2.1 (even 2.2?), so I had to go with Kaffeine for CDs and Amarok for mp3s; it was quite schrizophenic...

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RE[7]: He's right - krita
by jabbotts on Fri 30th Sep 2011 17:08 in reply to "RE[6]: He's right"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Krita, that's the flow chart app isn't it? Yeah, it's not even close to Visio and trust me, I'd really, really, really like to find anything close enough to Visio to be usable.

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RE[8]: He's right - krita
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Sep 2011 17:49 in reply to "RE[7]: He's right - krita"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No, that's the bitmap drawing program. Kivio is the diagram app.

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RE[8]: He's right - krita
by chemical_scum on Sat 1st Oct 2011 02:58 in reply to "RE[7]: He's right - krita"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

Krita, that's the flow chart app isn't it? Yeah, it's not even close to Visio and trust me,


No it's not. It is bitmap graphics app similar to GIMP but for KDE. If you insist on making inflammatory posts make sure you get your factual information correct first otherwise shutup.

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RE[8]: He's right - krita
by lemur2 on Sat 1st Oct 2011 06:33 in reply to "RE[7]: He's right - krita"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Krita, that's the flow chart app isn't it? Yeah, it's not even close to Visio and trust me, I'd really, really, really like to find anything close enough to Visio to be usable.


No, krita is a best-of-breed raster graphics creative tool.

http://www.calligra-suite.org/krita/

The diagramming application is Flow. It has been in the doldrums for quite a while now, but it will be back with Calligra Suite 2.4.

http://www.calligra-suite.org/flow/attachment/flow-2-4-screenshot/

It is, of course, meant to be used in conjunction with the vector graphics component, karbon.

http://www.calligra-suite.org/karbon/

There is no reason why one couldn't incorporate elements from Krita also.

There is no reason why this combination shouldn't be as powerful as Visio.

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