Taylor: Configuring the Red Hat Linux Desktop
Sep 16, 2002, 17:30 (44 Talkback[s])
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"So, why are we making these changes? First off, the desktop is
one piece of a larger Red Hat Linux product. Other components range
from our configuration tools, to the applications we include, to
our website, to the box that Red Hat Linux comes in. We believe
that all of these components should look and behave
"Creating two sets of configuration tools, two websites, and two
boxes isn't feasible or desirable. So we have to make the desktop
fit in with the rest of the product instead of making the rest of
the product fit in with the desktop.
"The second reason for adopting similar configurations for the
two desktops is to reduce our integration work. When we ship a
desktop, we need to integrate in our configuration tools, services
such as Red Hat Network, and our recommended set of applications.
If we start from two distinct upstream default configurations, then
this job becomes two entirely different designs, instead of just
two implementations of a single design..."