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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by Hiev on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:08 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

Most of the applications listed here are just a rip off of the Windows and OSX counterparts plus some new options.

Where is the innovation?

Edited 2011-09-30 15:08 UTC

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by karunko on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:42 in reply to "..."
karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

Most of the applications listed here are just a rip off of the Windows and OSX counterparts plus some new options.

Where is the innovation?


Are you just trolling or do you really think that there should be an OS/application exclusive? What about applications available on both Windows AND OS X, then? Who is copying who?

Also: by your reasoning, neither Windows nor OS X should have any networking software, as it all originated on UNIX.


RT.

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by Hiev on Fri 30th Sep 2011 16:14 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

It goes like this:

1.- Apple or MS release a catchy application usable not beta.

2.- And suddenly a docent of Linux half baked barely useful clones appear.

3.- The same Application on OSX and Windows is switched to mantainence mode, witch it means bug fixing and minor improvements w/o breaking the first goal of the application.

4.- A half of the linux versions dissapeared cause lack of interest, the other half are in eternal remodelation, not mantainence, every week gains a new useless option that will make the program more complicated and buggy.

5.- The application is not on the trend anymore because another new has arrived.

6.- back to step 1.

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