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]: Comment by lemur2
by pandronic on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lemur2"
pandronic
Member since:
2006-05-18

Just a wild guess ... people may be voting "Inaccurate" because they feel that their Linux experience doesn't match yours.

My experience as a user, power user and web developer with Linux is just a long series of compromises, hacks and workarounds to get things kind of working. Inevitably I always fall back to Windows and even OS X where magically my video card works, my proprietary applications do their jobs perfectly and open all my files correctly, I can play all my games, I can transfer files to my Yahoo Messenger buddies and so on ...

So don't give me this troll crap that Desktop Linux is ready for anything because it's either a damned lie or your wet dream. If Linux would be any good on the desktop it wouldn't have the crappy marketshare it has now. And if I were you I wouldn't talk about agendas seeing how you troll every thread regarding Windows and Linux here on OSNews.

Note to future self: Don't feed the trolls

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RE[4]: Comment by lemur2
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Sep 2011 13:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by lemur2"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

My experience as a user, power user and web developer with Linux is just a long series of compromises, hacks and workarounds to get things kind of working. Inevitably I always fall back to Windows and even OS X where magically my video card works, my proprietary applications do their jobs perfectly and open all my files correctly, I can play all my games, I can transfer files to my Yahoo Messenger buddies and so on ...


Pfft. What is the point of lying so? Any idiot can put a Linux LiveCD into an optical drive and boot it. If it runs properly (as it nearly always does) then it runs properly.

Power user? You must be more like a half-wit.

Does lying make you feel good or something?

Edited 2011-09-30 13:03 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by lemur2
by pandronic on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by lemur2"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

I presume you told yourself enough times that Desktop Linux is worth a damn that you eventually started to believe it. Now that you've made your crappy decision you try to shove it down other people's throats just to feel validated. Or maybe it works for you: even using Linux you can troll comment threads.

I said:

So don't give me this troll crap that Desktop Linux is ready for anything because it's either a damned lie or your wet dream.


And now you say:
Does lying make you feel good or something?


Are you for real? I'll try to keep the discussion at a level that you'll understand:

No, you!!1

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