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On GNOME: Gruber's Wrong, But That Doesn't Make Me Right

Oct 15, 2008, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen O'Grady)

"GNOME still holds the network at arms length, declining to bake the network in at a low, API level. I've mentioned previously trivial examples like a "Change Desktop Background" that leveraged Flickr or a Banshee (or Rhythmbox, if you prefer) that stored music on the cloud and integrated eMusic. And now we have emerging services like Stitcho (Windows/Mac only, please note), described by (new Moz employee) Dion as "Growl for the web," which aims to give web based applications a pipe back onto the desktop - making them first class citizens, in a sense."

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