Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

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“For the last eighteen months, the GNU/Linux desktop has been in
a period of radical innovation. KDE 4 introduced new features and
workflows. Mark Shuttleworth launched Ubuntu on a unilateral
redesign campaign, starting with notifications. GNOME announced a
new desktop that, so far as anyone can tell, will profoundly change
the user-experience.”

“These innovations are likely to continue for at least another
couple of release cycles, with upcoming versions of KDE scheduled
to put social networking into applications and remote windows on to
the desktops of passing computers.”

“Yet in the middle of all these experiments, nobody seems to be
asking a basic question: Does the average user want any of these

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