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osViews: GNU/Linux Home Desktop Kit PC Project: Code Named Gates Crusher

Jan 07, 2004, 04:00 (7 Talkback[s])

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"'Contributors to Linux are nothing short of dedicated when it comes to offering their coding efforts, but as many in this community are aware, much of that effort is wasted in the way of duplicated work, a great deal of which happen to only be the 'sexy' parts of the code base.

"The problem is not so much in getting developer support, but in getting the masses organized and motivated to tackle the otherwise neglected aspects of the open source operating system. The following osViews editorial contributor has some interesting ideas to not only help Linux development but also the platform as a whole and even its promotion.'

"The global Linux community has done a great job of providing GPL'd software applications that rival most anything that are used on the Microsoft Platform. Almost everything needed for a really great home desktop computer system is available, just never in one place. The general-purpose distribution model, while meeting with some success, is for whatever reason lacking the necessary final polish on any single system. I have to believe, that out there in the community somewhere, there are Linux based computers built by knowledgeable Linux gurus that are highly optimized and work flawlessly..."

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