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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On Windows7, I can easily switch between users but I can not have two users logged into there own sessions concurrently. Alternatively, I can have two users concurrently logged into there own seporate sessions on the same machine.

Now, centralized multiple concurent user systems might not be the average need for everyone's home desktop but it's sure come in handy for me many times.

I've also seen some very nice lab setups where the students are all running off sessions hosted by the same back end server. A quick look at the Windows terminal server licensing model kills that idea quick for something as budget constrained as a school.

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