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GNOME: 10 Years Old But Did We Need It?

Sep 01, 2007, 06:00 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

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"This month, the GNOME project--one of two main choices when it comes to desktop environments for Linux--celebrates 10 years of existence. It was founded on August 15, 1997, by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero.

"There are plenty of celebratory noises emanating from the project but one needs to ask: was a second such project really needed? Is it one more classic case of development hours being wasted when all of it could have been ploughed into an already existing project, the K Desktop Environment...?"

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