What is the Linux Desktop Aim?
Feb 02, 2011, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Anditosan for this link.
"By a very definition, it seems that working for the
Linux desktop is like shooting darts in the dark. Obviously, one
would not be able to see where the dart goes, neither if you are
hitting the target. However you are definitively hitting something,
but you do not seem to know what.
"In comparison, the Linux desktop aiming at the end user seems
to fall under this category. The bigger question will always be,
who are we trying to satisfy through our Linux product? Given the
vastness of reach that Linux has on thousands of coders, the Linux
desktop project is bound to receive a great array of views, ideas
and currents of thought that will lead the Linux desktop from one
place to the other. Believing that coming together in order to work
on a particular project is hard for me. However, projects such as
KDE 4 have shown great strength in coming together and creating
something revolutionary and beautiful. Other efforts to make the
Linux desktop a reality have also come together in order to create
similar results to what KDE did. Gnome has followed in the
footsteps of KDE and has also gathered its community-enthusiasts
and created the new Gnome 3 iteration."