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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"Step 1: Make it easy to program for Linux, using modern programming languages.

Last time I checked any programming language you can imagine usually gets Linux support first before anything else. As far as "modern" languages go:

C++11, Java7, Python3, Ruby19, Haskell, ..., etc.

If you're definition of "Modern" programming languages only consists of the latest and greatest iteration of C# then I guess I can see your point. But if you actually consider other modern languages then Linux definitely leads the pack in supported platforms.

He might be thinking of a Visual Studio experience where almost everything were integrated. While I am not a developer in a sense of using Linux as my tools, I understand that Linux' dev tools are great, but not integrated. Ubuntu's quickly I think is an attempt to address this issue.

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