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]: just to make a point
by karunko on Fri 30th Sep 2011 09:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: just to make a point"
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"windows does have the facility to give access to different users. That is the reason we can log on to different user accounts on windows. But windows does not give access to multiple users at the same time in a single processor system."

And why is it important on a desktop/laptop system exactly to have multiple users simultaneously access one system? How can multiple users use one desktop system simultaneously anyway?

From over the network, local or not, maybe? You know, like when there is a "main" computer in the household that you can access with a notebook, tablet, or even an older, less powerful PC?

Granted, maybe most people don't consider it an essential feature, maybe they don't even think about it, but that doesn't make it any less useful.


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