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[5]: Misleading article title
by WorknMan on Sat 1st Oct 2011 02:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Misleading article title"
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Step 5: Use some good programming languages. Python and Shell Scripting aren't for general software development, really. They are for frustrated foss enthusiasts too lazy/incapable to learn something actually good for desktop/system programming.

Better yet, make your API/toolkit language-agnostic, so I can use whatever the hell I want to program in, and then compile down to a native executable, no matter what language I choose.

On Windows, my language of choice is actually AutoIt. It's probably got 1/10th the power of perl or python, but does everything I need it to do 95% of the time, and can generate small, native .exe files.

Edited 2011-10-01 02:19 UTC

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