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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demetrioussharpe
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2009-01-09

Freedom to create, modify and share. Apple and MS is for profit, GNU/Linux is for people. Simple!

Comparing 'paid apps' with 'voluntarily created apps' is injustice. How many 'free' high quality apps exists in Windows or Mac which were created by voluntary efforts of the developers? I'm not talking about 'adware' or 'shareware'; real free and real great, including source! 1-2-3 maybe?


No, it's not an injustice. It's as far as it gets. As a developer of both commercial & open source projects, I think you're sidestepping the real issue. Just because a piece of software is open source, doesn't mean that you should give the developer special treatment & call it good when it's crappy. Developing code in your spare time isn't a free pass to be sloppy or half-assed. To be honest, you're probably hurting things by calling it chicken salad if it's really chicken sh*t. Sure, there're great OSS apps out there, but not as many as people are pretending there are.

if(pcFreeApp == pcCrapApp) {
RestartDeveloper();
}

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