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DesktopLinux: Bettering the Linux Desktop--Portland Progress

May 10, 2006, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Six months ago, architects from two dozen desktop-oriented Linux projects gathered in Portland, Ore. to work together on creating the best possible Linux desktop. Thus was born the Portland Project. Now, in Mainz, Germany, the expanded group is meeting again on May 8 and 9 to see how far it's come and to look at what's ahead.

"Unlike many such collaborative efforts, such as the tangle of conflicts that are bedeviling the 802.11n wireless standard, the Portland Project is moving smoothly forward with its goal of creating a common set of standards that allow applications and desktop interfaces to easily integrate into an easy-to-use Linux desktop..."

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