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Dec 09, 2003, 02:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)

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"For years, it has seemed that the GNU/Linux desktop was right on the cusp of being ready for the mainstream desktop out of the box. Recent distributions, such as Mandrake Linux 9.2, bring the desktop to the mainstream, but something is still lacking: complete unity.

"That is not to say that 'the desktop' can't be ready before such a difficult goal is achieved--after all, Microsoft's products have always suffered disunity--take for instance in the late 1990's when Windows 98, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office 97 or 2000 all had slightly differing UI's. Even today, Windows XP and Office differ in some ways. Yet, the GNU/Linux desktop, for much of its life, has suffered this to a much more extreme extent..."

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