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[4]: I'll give it a try
by r_a_trip on Fri 30th Sep 2011 13:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I'll give it a try"
r_a_trip
Member since:
2005-07-06

About that. What is the compelling "Killer App" for Windows and/or OS X?

Do we still have Killer Apps?

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RE[5]: I'll give it a try
by lucas_maximus on Fri 30th Sep 2011 13:09 in reply to "RE[4]: I'll give it a try"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

TBH for me it is Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server Management studio are the big reasons as well as the reliability of Win 7.

But non-dev stuff ... I am not so sure.

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RE[5]: I'll give it a try - games
by jabbotts on Fri 30th Sep 2011 18:27 in reply to "RE[4]: I'll give it a try"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Games are indeed entertainment applications. I'd love to get native installs of Dragon Age and Shogun Total War 2 on my Debian box but as it stands, if I want an hour or two of gaming in my down time then it means rebooting.

The up side is that I can tune Windows purely towards game performance.

The down side is that I have to stop all the productive stuff my machine is doing under Debian.

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