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ZDNet: Linux Desktop Split Threatens UserLinux

Dec 22, 2003, 17:00 (38 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"A fledgling effort at creating a unified Linux distribution is being threatened by a long-existing split in the Linux developer world--namely, the divide between the two most popular graphical user interfaces (GUIs), Gnome and KDE.

"Open-source guru Bruce Perens earlier this month began fleshing out a plan to offer businesses a standardized Linux distribution that would be free from the fees attached to the best-known distributions, such as Red Hat Advanced Server. Called UserLinux, the plan borrows some elements from projects such as the Linux Standards Base and UnitedLinux in that it would offer a streamlined, consistent platform that would be as easy as possible for software vendors to support..."

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