internetnews.com: A Standardized Linux Desktop?
Oct 18, 2005, 13:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
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"Standardized Linux desktop components are needed in order for
the Linux desktop to achieve widespread adoption, according to the
Free Standards Group (FSG).
"The popular GNOME and KDE environments are among the more
popular Linux desktops, as well as up and comers like the Xfce
environment. Though efforts are underway to help create some
compatibility between the various desktops, to date there has not
been a standards body effort to create a Linux desktop
"To that end, the FSG is spearheading an initiative called The
Linux Standard Base Desktop Project with the aim of standardizing
core pieces of the Linux desktop. The effort has already gained
support from a who's who of Linux industry vendors, including Red
Hat, Novell, IBM, HP, Intel and Adobe..."