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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Comment by ddc_
by ddc_ on Sat 1st Oct 2011 06:18 UTC
ddc_
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2006-12-05

The phrase "Linux has only 10 great apps" implies several ideas:

1. There *MUST* be more then 10 desktop apps one uses.
2. All desktop Linux users are zealots.
3. Other platforms have more then 10 great desktop apps.

Arguable, at least.

And from my experience: I have switched nearly all my relatives from Windows to Linux with GNOME. Each of them was told that I will switch them back as soon as they ask for it. I'm waiting for several years now...

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RE: Comment by ddc_
by twitterfire on Sat 1st Oct 2011 12:43 in reply to "Comment by ddc_"
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2008-09-11



And from my experience: I have switched nearly all my relatives from Windows to Linux with GNOME.


What did you do? Tied them to a chair and point a gun to their heads? Told them that using Windows or Os X is a sin and RMS won't let'em in the foss/GPL paradise unless they won't repent their sins and accept Linus as their savior?

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RE[2]: Comment by ddc_
by Soulbender on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 18:43 in reply to "RE: Comment by ddc_"
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2005-08-18

Tied them to a chair and point a gun to their heads? Told them that using Windows or Os X is a sin and RMS won't let'em in the foss/GPL paradise unless they won't repent their sins and accept Linus as their savior?


Because it's completely unthinkable that a person would want to switch away from Windows and OSX.

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