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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Why Linux only
by righard on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:12 UTC
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Everybody keeps complaining here that the list of software should be Linux only. I think that is stupid, most software in Linux is opensource and is written using GUI-frameworks already ported to Windows. It's a breeze to port it over to Windows so somebody is bound to do it. That is a good thing.

If I need to make a list of very good software that is written so it can't be ported to Windows, then no, I can't even make it to ten.

Well, this was my last comment in a Linux v. Windows thread. I'm just going back to my operating system with just, I don't care, 100 users and I'll continue drinking ginger beer, even though Cola is a way more popular soft drink.

Edited 2011-09-30 11:12 UTC

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