ZDNet: Linux Desktop Split Threatens UserLinux

“A fledgling effort at creating a unified Linux distribution is
being threatened by a long-existing split in the Linux developer
world–namely, the divide between the two most popular graphical
user interfaces (GUIs), Gnome and KDE.

“Open-source guru Bruce Perens earlier this month began fleshing
out a plan to offer businesses a standardized Linux distribution
that would be free from the fees attached to the best-known
distributions, such as Red Hat Advanced Server. Called UserLinux,
the plan borrows some elements from projects such as the Linux
Standards Base and UnitedLinux in that it would offer a
streamlined, consistent platform that would be as easy as possible
for software vendors to support…”


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