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: Yes and no ... - GIMP
by jabbotts on Fri 30th Sep 2011 17:47 UTC in reply to "Yes and no ..."
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My little one is using GIMP. "Can I use your computer to colour?" and all I had was GIMP installed at the time so "this program might be a little complicated" but she wanted to try so up it loaded. By the second time, she was already using it better than I can. I resize and crop images; she's changing backgrounds, mucking with layers, figuring out all the colour pickers..

Given that it's GIMP, I'm more than a little stunned that the first try didn't end five minutes later with her going back to the colouring book and box of pencils.

(I should give tuxpaint a go though)

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