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]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Sep 2011 15:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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Now take out all the ones that are available on windows and/or Mac.

Right, so we should take out cross-platform apps when talking about Windows and Mac too then.

That's what this is about.

No, it's about great Linux desktop apps. If they exist on multiple platforms are irrelevant.

What Linux app gives such an incredible user experience that I should give up the Mac and run a Linux box instead?

How would I know? I don't know what your needs and wants are. I also don't care if you use Linux, Mac or Windows. Use what works best for you.

And keep in mind that anything that runs via a native port (eg Firefox), or as an X port (scribus) or via Darwinports or Fink does not qualify.

This is a dumb criteria for "a great app". Either the app is great or not.

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