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InfoWorld: KDE ready to do battle with Gnome

Nov 16, 2000, 21:14 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)

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"The Linux desktop battle heated up Wednesday when the developers of the K Desktop Environment (KDE) announced wide industry support for the newly formed KDE League. Developers of the competing Gnome open-source operating environment beat KDE to the punch in August when the Gnome Foundation released a laundry list of vendors backing the group...."

"KDE said the League will concentrate on pushing Linux toward the desktop, in addition to efforts in the workstation and handheld markets. They also hope to encourage more third-party software makers to develop applications for KDE...."

"Many Linux developers advocate competition in the open-source market as a method for developing better applications. Gnome seemed to have taken the dominant position in the battle with solid industry support; however, Wednesday's announcement may revitalize KDE's efforts."

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