"More than a dozen high-tech companies, including three top
computer makers, rallied around the GNOME Linux desktop at
LinuxWorld Expo here last week. While the support looks like it
could pose a serious threat to Microsoft Corp. on the desktop,
observers say, appearances can be deceiving."
"Aside from the vendor hype, several people who decide what
client operating systems run in their companies said application
compatibility and training issues will prevent widespread
deployment of GNU Object Modeling Environment Linux on the desktop,
at least for now."
"Compaq Computer Corp., IBM, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Sun
Microsystems Inc. joined nine other companies to announce the
formation of the GNOME Foundation."