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[3]: I'll give it a try
by Slambert666 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'll give it a try"
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.. and that do everything you need. To me that is the only sane definition. Finder and Explorer don't compare IMO.

Nautilus has so many usability defects that it is pain for me to use it, if it works for you then all the power ** to you.

I believe that the top two most frustrating things that new users has when using linux is:

1. The infantile names given to linux programs.
2. Nautilus and everything about it.

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RE[4]: I'll give it a try
by sorpigal on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:56 in reply to "RE[3]: I'll give it a try"
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Usability defects are neither here nor there (normal people don't notice, much less care).

Cute program names are mostly invisible to users in any case.

Nautilus sucks for sound technical reasons.

I can think of half a dozen things which are easily more frustrating.

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