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[7]: He's right - krita
by jabbotts on Fri 30th Sep 2011 17:08 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: He's right"
jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

Krita, that's the flow chart app isn't it? Yeah, it's not even close to Visio and trust me, I'd really, really, really like to find anything close enough to Visio to be usable.

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RE[8]: He's right - krita
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Sep 2011 17:49 in reply to "RE[7]: He's right - krita"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No, that's the bitmap drawing program. Kivio is the diagram app.

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RE[9]: He's right - krita
by jabbotts on Fri 30th Sep 2011 19:47 in reply to "RE[8]: He's right - krita"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

ah.. cheers for the corection. GIMP has been my habit for raster editing so I'm rather foggy on the other options.

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RE[8]: He's right - krita
by chemical_scum on Sat 1st Oct 2011 02:58 in reply to "RE[7]: He's right - krita"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

Krita, that's the flow chart app isn't it? Yeah, it's not even close to Visio and trust me,


No it's not. It is bitmap graphics app similar to GIMP but for KDE. If you insist on making inflammatory posts make sure you get your factual information correct first otherwise shutup.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

"if you insist on making infamitory"

Hey tough guy. Notice above where I asked for confirmation if Krita was the visio like application or not? Notice also where SoulBender right above your post answers my question and I hapilly awknowledge my error?

seems like you may want to get your own facts strait before jumping to conclusions.

"otherwise shutup"

your adorable. Did i hurt your witto feewings?

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RE[8]: He's right - krita
by lemur2 on Sat 1st Oct 2011 06:33 in reply to "RE[7]: He's right - krita"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Krita, that's the flow chart app isn't it? Yeah, it's not even close to Visio and trust me, I'd really, really, really like to find anything close enough to Visio to be usable.


No, krita is a best-of-breed raster graphics creative tool.

http://www.calligra-suite.org/krita/

The diagramming application is Flow. It has been in the doldrums for quite a while now, but it will be back with Calligra Suite 2.4.

http://www.calligra-suite.org/flow/attachment/flow-2-4-screenshot/

It is, of course, meant to be used in conjunction with the vector graphics component, karbon.

http://www.calligra-suite.org/karbon/

There is no reason why one couldn't incorporate elements from Krita also.

There is no reason why this combination shouldn't be as powerful as Visio.

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RE[9]: He's right - krita
by jabbotts on Sat 1st Oct 2011 16:58 in reply to "RE[8]: He's right - krita"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Object library and polish. That's what keeps me booting over to Windows when I need to do diagram work. I had a brand name accurate diagram of my racks in about fifteen minutes with Visio and third party library pack where I couldn't get anything usable out of Kivio. That huge library of diagram objects is a heck of a competitive advantage.

If Flow is that much better than Kivio, I definately need to give it a look. Booting over a machine just to use a single program sucks rocks; especially for something as basic as Visio diagrams.

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