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[2]: I'll give it a try
by kragil on Fri 30th Sep 2011 11:53 UTC in reply to "RE: I'll give it a try"
kragil
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2006-01-04

*Citation needed. He says nothing about Linux only.

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RE[3]: I'll give it a try
by lucas_maximus on Fri 30th Sep 2011 12:05 in reply to "RE[2]: I'll give it a try"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Way to go to miss the point of the article.

Reading comprehension fail.

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RE[4]: I'll give it a try
by kragil on Fri 30th Sep 2011 13:49 in reply to "RE[3]: I'll give it a try"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Just because you think great desktop app means: mythical-system-only-killer-application doesn't mean everybody else has to be live with that delusion.

I dare you to name 10 mythical-system-only-killer-desktop-applications that will people make switch desktops for Windows or OSX. Waiting ...

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