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Codetechies: Gnome as a Serious Desktop Competitor--Part 1

Jul 29, 2003, 05:30 (9 Talkback[s])
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"As most of you know Gnome has an umbrella project. Many developers will develop their applications independently and present them under the Gnome Umbrella. In some ways they will get more support going this route. And it is also a way of giving back to a community that has given us so much. Seriously, I don't know what I would be doing without Gnome. Sure it had issues in the past but look at it now. It glows.

"I have been using Linux before Redhat was using Gnome. When Gnome came around, to me it was a lifesaver. I liked the speed and no bulk concept Gnome had. Since then Gnome has come a long way. I have no doubt that Gnome will continue to gain more support fast on the desktop. So, we have to ask ourselves what pieces does Gnome need to compete on the desktop? Gnome has a wide range set of applications and tools. We have a basic desktop that will compete with basic Windows Desktop hands down..."

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