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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by korpenkraxar on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:22 UTC
korpenkraxar
Member since:
2005-09-10

20 nice assorted apps I use all the time on my Linux machines:

Firefox
Thunderbird
Inkscape
Shotwell
Banshee
VLC
Avidemux
ffmpeg+mplayer+GUI frontends
Padre
Virtualbox
XBMC
gedit
Dolphin
Frozen Bubble
Gparted
Brasero
LibreOffice
Baobab
Geany
Back in Time

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RE: 20
by Ford Prefect on Fri 30th Sep 2011 12:55 in reply to "20"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

Your list looks familiar to me. Let me add another 10 of my favorites to that:

mplayer
Scribus
Qt Creator
Blender
Gimp
Texmaker
Battle for Wesnoth
ufraw
Okular
Meld


The question for me is: How many application does the user today really use? With linux you don't install a shareware tool for every tiny simple task, like zipping files. If you have 30 apps in your daily use, it is already quite a lot.

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