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 qbast on Fri 30th Sep 2011 10:34 UTC in reply to "I'll give it a try"
qbast
Member since:
2010-02-08

Your list can be divided into four (nonexclusive) groups:
1) Multiplatform applications like thunderbird
2) Basic utilities that have as capable counterparts for Windows: for example gparted
3) Cheap knockoffs used only because they don't cost anything or because there is nothing better for linux: LibreOffice is good example here

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RE[2]: I'll give it a try
by kragil on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:57 in reply to "RE: I'll give it a try"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Your list can be divided into four (nonexclusive) groups:
1) Multiplatform applications like thunderbird
2) Basic utilities that have as capable counterparts for Windows: for example gparted
3) Cheap knockoffs used only because they don't cost anything or because there is nothing better for linux: LibreOffice is good example here


1) So?
2) Which as capable counterpart to gparted is *free*?
3) I think MSOffice is bloated unintuitive expensive crap and actually like LibreOffice.
4) ???
??? You said four groups ??? Where is number four? Counting is hard I guess.

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RE[2]: I'll give it a try
by Straho on Fri 30th Sep 2011 13:16 in reply to "RE: I'll give it a try"
Straho Member since:
2011-09-30

Your list can be divided into four (nonexclusive) groups:
1) Multiplatform applications like thunderbird
2) Basic utilities that have as capable counterparts for Windows: for example gparted
3) Cheap knockoffs used only because they don't cost anything or because there is nothing better for linux: LibreOffice is good example here

1) I can't name more than 10 great windows apps, which aren't multyplatform.
2) You're kidding. GParted support more file systems than Windows. Do you know btrfs, I make tests with Oracle 11g and btrfs.
3) Yeah, I know people talk how power is MSOffice. I don't need something like that. I almost don't use Libre/Open Office, Calligra Office suit, MSOffice or other.

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RE[2]: I'll give it a try
by qbast on Fri 30th Sep 2011 13:36 in reply to "RE: I'll give it a try"
qbast Member since:
2010-02-08

1) So they can hardly be called "linux" applications. The bottom line is that on Windows you can have every good application from linux (or more capable substitute), but not the other way around.
2) Why should it be free?
3) Good for you. At least until you want to send your document to anybody else.
4) Fourth category was basically reworded second, so I removed it.

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