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]: He's spreading FUD
by moondevil on Fri 30th Sep 2011 12:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: He's spreading FUD"
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hasn't even thought about using Windows until now ... so how the hell can he be a MS fanboy?

Because he was rejected to work at Microsoft, before he turned its attention to Linux.

Most of the projects he touched, although good for the Linux world, were clones of Microsoft technology.

Bonobo: COM implemented with CORBA
Evolution: Outlook
Mono: .Net
Moonlight: Silverligt

It is as like he has been trying to compensate for the fact he was not been taken by them.

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