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Is It a Desktop?

Jun 14, 2008, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Seigo)

"Havoc Pennington wrote recently in his blog about reinvigorating GNOME development and reflects upon the idea of delivering yet another 'desktop system' to the market. I'm not going to comment on the GNOME parts of his blog (I'm not really appropriately positioned to do so), but I do want to comment on this (and unfortunately his blog doesn't seem to allow comments?):

"'GNOME 2.0 and KDE 4 are bad models for change. They rewrote and broke the code, but from a user-goals perspective, they are the same thing as before. [..] The fact is that people already have a desktop. They don't want a new desktop ..."

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