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CNET News.com: The struggle for the future of Linux

Feb 27, 2001, 00:18 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"The sudden prominence of Linux has elevated many programmers to celebrity status--and Miguel de Icaza is one of those who appears to enjoy the fame."

"De Icaza, a flamboyant 28-year-old programmer from Mexico, is founder of the Gnome project to outfit Linux with a polished graphical user interface. He's also chief technology officer of Ximian, a company that is trying to capitalize on Gnome by linking that user interface to e-commerce services on the Internet...."

"But de Icaza faces some challenges as well. Despite some lowered barriers between Gnome and the competing interface KDE, the rift persists. De Icaza acknowledged that the split was "a very bad situation."

"CNET News.com's Stephen Shankland spoke with de Icaza on these and other issues in a recent interview."

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