Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Mar 2011 12:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y If you were, you know, living your lives, you've probably missed it, but old fires are burning brightly once again: there's somewhat of a falling-out going on between KDE and GNOME, with Canonical siding squarely with... KDE. The issue seems to revolve around GNOME's lack of collaboration, as explained by KDE's Aaron Seigo.
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RE: 12 Years and Counting
by allanregistos on Sat 12th Mar 2011 01:19 UTC in reply to "12 Years and Counting"
allanregistos
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2011-02-10

It's been over 12 years now since the Gnome-KDE "war" began and fractured the Linux desktop. And Linux on the Desktop is still virtually no where in the market place - measly, meaningless usage rates.

Yawn. Shuttleworth can keep linux for his servers (which is probably the only place he's making money), with a KDE shell if necessary. Then put his resources behind Haiku for a client desktop. I don't see anything else at this point that has a chance of gaining meaningful market share from Windows or Apple.

The linux desktop is still a mess after more than a
decade.


Don't drink a lot. Are you sure Haiku supports all those massive hardware out there that Linux supports? You want Mark to use the Haiku kernel and be again crippled on all hardware fronts?

I say, Canonical was taking the right steps = Shell(debatable if GS or Unity) but its the right decision + wayland on the GUI, then support QT framework to get a massive ISV support. Application content is the key to success, then Linux on the Kernel, no not from BSD or Haiku since it will create a massive headaches and will almost require a rewrite of everything just to get it work.

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