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The Register: GNOME version 2.0 officially 'not of use to anyone'

Oct 04, 2001, 21:10 (105 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)
"If we paint a cynical picture of the Linux desktop, it's because we've reluctantly concluded that the disadvantages of splitting brainpower and resources between two incompatible projects now outweigh the benefits of innovation, and losing the all-important network effect.

We use, and very much like GNOME/Gtk apps including Galeon and Evolution. But it drives us nuts that the best KDE and GNOME apps don't share a clipboard (you need to use the default X clipboard), and that neither KDE nor GNOME can use the soundcard at once.

A visiting Martian would surely conclude that the GNOME Project has served its purpose, and that for the community to continue bifurcated development is simply handing victory to The Beast. Enough, already."

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