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[3]: Yes and no ...
by zlynx on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 17:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yes and no ..."
zlynx
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2005-07-20

What's wrong with listing games as applications?

Their purpose is to amuse the user, cause relaxation and fun.

Really, that's just as important as producing office documents, isn't it?

I don't think you can consider great 3D design applications like Maya without considering the game applications that use those 3D models.

Or, if VLC can be a great application to watch movies then game engines are equally great applications for interactive entertainment.

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RE[4]: Yes and no ...
by JAlexoid on Tue 4th Oct 2011 09:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Yes and no ..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Problem is that games are rarely - Great Windows Applications. They are mostly Great DX3D applications. In addition, a lot of the games he listed aren't even Windows exclusive....

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