Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th May 2010 01:20 UTC, submitted by historyb
Gnome "The release of GNOME 3.0. the popular desktop's first major release in eight years, promises to be the major free software event in autumn 2010. Where is GNOME now? What can we expect of GNOME 3.0? Of GNOME 3 as a series of releases?"
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RE[2]: Another 8 Years?
by kaiwai on Thu 13th May 2010 04:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Another 8 Years?"
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I don't think it will be another 8 years and the article seems to indicate that they are beginning to think beyond Gnome 3.

I think all the webOS cloud stuff is a fad, things change fast that I think by next year there will be something newer or "better". So I think Gnome and KDE will be around

Or more correctly, the cloud stuff will be yet another thing people can choose from next to hand held devices, laptops, desktops, servers and mainframes. With each new technology doesn't necessarily point to the demise of an old one. Today Laptops are outselling desktops but that doesn't mean that desktops are disappearing. There is a growth in smart phones but that doesn't mean basic phones are dying either.

Unfortunately some in the technology world assume with the rise of a new technology that an old one dies when in many cases it simply compliments an existing one. In the case of cloud computing it will compliment an organisations existing setup rather than replace it, just as web services integrate in with Microsoft Office but doesn't replace it fully either.

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