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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by Soulbender on Fri 30th Sep 2011 17:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

witch it means bug fixing and minor improvements w/o breaking the first goal of the application.


Hahaha, Right. That's not how commercial development works.

1.- Apple or MS release a catchy application usable not beta.

2 - And suddenly a docent of Linux half baked barely useful clones appear.


So it's like the opposite of server software?

every week gains a new useless option that will make the program more complicated and buggy.


I think you're confusing OSS applications with the feature-creep most commercial applications end up with since they always need to sell a new, updated version.

The application is not on the trend anymore because another new has arrived.


I can't decipher that sentence.

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by Hiev on Fri 30th Sep 2011 18:24 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I can't understand why you are trying to explain.

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