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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Miguel.....Sigh
by segedunum on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 13:01 UTC
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I'd forgotten all about him.

Mono was supposed to bring all of these great applications to Linux ten years ago.

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RE: Miguel.....Sigh
by twitterfire on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 14:11 in reply to "Miguel.....Sigh"
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2008-09-11

I'd forgotten all about him.

Mono was supposed to bring all of these great applications to Linux ten years ago.

Well, Mono doesn't support WPF and I guess it won't support WinRT. And some .NET desktop apps use some features which are Windows only.

It's cool though for writing portable winforms apps or deploying .NET apps on ios or android.

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