God help the Linux movement!
It's kinda the same on Windows also. There are 400 million different applications that all do the same thing.
Granted there is usually one that is a cut above the rest... but a lot of times those are coming from a corporation.
the problem is that windows is like a petri dish for developers, while Linux distros are on of the worse platforms to develop for. there are no IDEs on par with Visual Studio or XCode and the base OS is fragmented between different glibc, gcc, kernel and x.org versions. the result is that it is more work to publish an app for Linux, than for Windows or OS X.
True, but the best solution there is to target a specific distro (and version). There really is nothing wrong with doing that, although many people will squeal.
keep thinking that.I find that publishing for linux is dead simple.
I do have to wonder how many people who are complaining about the "Fragmentation" for development are actually developers... as I'm hearing a lot of lack of clue from that side here...
And Linux as a platform is much nicer to develop for too because you can get almost all the info you need in the filesystem. In Windows you are stuck using WIN32_FUCKYOU_CAPSLOCKFUNC55(STUFF, STUFF, WHAT, MORE USELESS STUFF, WELCOME TO 1985), or WinRT if you really are masochistic.