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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..YES !!!!
by grayskull on Fri 30th Sep 2011 21:33 UTC
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I found this news good and very positive

Finally we are going to get rid off Migue de Icaza. He loves Mono, he loves .Net, now he might switch to Windows 8.

It is good !!!

de Icaza is the Microsoft Linux Lover and always try to promote MS and close source software inside FLOSS communities. It is better to have him switch to Windows. While developers keep hacking on GNOME on their own.

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RE: ..YES !!!!
by lucas_maximus on Fri 30th Sep 2011 21:48 in reply to "..YES !!!!"
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Why is it good that someone wants to improve your platform leaves?

it might be worth listening to.

He has contributed a lot to Linux and you are saying "f--k off" ... and let other people hack on gnome when he was one of the people that created it.

You should be grateful ... not hateful.

Maybe people with your shitty attitude is why he will want to develop on Windows ... he has much more patience than I.

Edited 2011-09-30 21:56 UTC

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RE: ..YES !!!!
by vitae on Fri 30th Sep 2011 23:37 in reply to "..YES !!!!"
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"Oddly, de Icaza was more positive about Windows..."

I just thought it was funny. Working on Gnome all these years and has nothing good to say about it. But he likes Windows 8. Tantamount to saying he's wasted years of his life.

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