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]: He's right
by manjabes on Fri 30th Sep 2011 17:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: He's right"
manjabes
Member since:
2005-08-27

Since apps that runs on many platforms does not count we must exclude all Windows apps that runs in Wine/Cedega/Crossover from any comparisons.


But then, your list of great linux apps from earlier:

I dunno, was pretty easy for me.

wireshark
k3b
firefox
chrome/chromium

dolphin
kate
kopete
psi
kmail
ktorrent

...continuing...
konsole
bangarang
vlc
smplayer
amarok
clementine
thunderbird
etc etc

and thats just at the top of my head.


So, cross-platform applications are included when counting Linux applications and excluded when counting Windows applications?

Edited 2011-09-30 17:38 UTC

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RE[4]: He's right
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Sep 2011 17:47 in reply to "RE[3]: He's right"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You failed to detect the sarcasm.

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RE[5]: He's right
by manjabes on Fri 30th Sep 2011 18:01 in reply to "RE[4]: He's right"
manjabes Member since:
2005-08-27

Sorry about that, it's been a long day...

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