"...this carefully leaked, desperately optimistic newscrumb did
its business duty. We confidently predict that the more gullible
wires will be awash with Dell-endorsing-Linux stories, pegged on
the double hook of: Dell straying from its role as Wintel distie;
and Linux getting get a massive leg-up into the living rooms of
"Call us cynical, but the choice of GNOME/Nautilus is what
you'd expect if you dragged a trainee PR intern off the street, and
threatened to hit them with a rock until they came up with two
leading open source names. This really is strategy dictated by
short-haul in-flight magazines. Err... GNOME! And err... the one
that old Mac guy does...!"
"GNOME, much as we love it, is trailing the dominant Linux
desktop KDE by several months, and several distros of mindshare.
And Nautilus has failed to grok that Mozilla is rapidly becoming
the scriptable desktop environment most of us want to live in. ...
Some might still hope that this is a tactical firework across
the bow of Wintel. Dream on, folks."