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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official donation/contributor lobby
by fran on Fri 30th Sep 2011 16:09 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

Linux Applications need a centralised donation lobby for third party apps.
Something that list the top apps in the specific software categories and keep tabs on dormant/abandoned ones.
A feature requests, code contribution could be thrown into the mix.

O and a few eccentric millionares

(Konquerer is the best file manager ever par none.)

Ardour is getting Midi and VST support
Gimp is moving toward incorporating GEGL for the "bit issue"
Cloud accounting and office software is getting more feature rich and available.

Training materials is becoming more available.
Publishers like Packtpub is help making this happen.

Edited 2011-09-30 16:27 UTC

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