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: I'll give it a try
by Straho on Fri 30th Sep 2011 09:47 UTC in reply to "I'll give it a try"
Straho
Member since:
2011-09-30

I'll try also.
I.My great CLI apps
1.SSH, SCP
2.ranger
3.nano
4.rtorrent
5.ncmpcpp
II.My great GUI apps
1.kate - most advance Linux TE. On windows I use UltraEdit, but trey are different - some feature missed in UE and other missed in kate.
2.Okular - it's not only PDF viewer, I should use a couple windows apps to get that productivity.
3.Amarok, Clementine
4.VLC
5.KJots - great app for note taking, never find something similar for windows.
6.IDE - eclipse, QTCreator, SQLDeveloper, JDeveloper, eric - daily I use at least 2 of them (work or hobby) and they are powerfull and has all feature of modern IDE(atleast all I need)
7.KRunner - it's great. On windows I use Launchy, which is also Linux app.
8.Blender, GIMP, Scribus, digiKam - I never used this for complex work, but this doesn't do them less great.
9.Calibre - I've Kindle, Nook and smartphone with epub reader. They love calibre and calibre love them.
10.k3b
I use real multyuser and virtual desktop capabilities
of Linux.
What I need and found only for windows:
1.XMLSpy - really mature xml editor. I don't like XMLSpy with wine or java based editix enough
2.Toad for Oracle
3.PLSQLDeveloper
What I want in the future:
1.Dolphin - It's good but I need a few missing options.
2.UML, ER Diagram mature application - Umbrello is good, but not great.
Daily I use less than 15 different apps on Linux or Windows. Monthly no more than 30 different.

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RE[2]: I'll give it a try
by Elv13 on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 17:05 in reply to "RE: I'll give it a try"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Umbrello 3 will be OK. But I can't tell how much time it will take us to get there. Expect keyboard friendly usage, docked tools (like MySQL workbench bottom part), documentation parsing, dictionary based documentation auto generation and retro generation. New, modern, canvas, reworked dialogs and much more.

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