Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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RE: My take
by oiaohm on Tue 15th Mar 2011 03:36 UTC in reply to "My take"
oiaohm
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Linux has long been held back by the lack of a single desktop.

I don't think that is the biggest problem but it is in the top 3.

Collaboration among desktops still leaves a lack of a cohesive alternative. In this day and age you can't ask users to leave Windows or OSX along with their software and then explain how they need to pick from 1 of 5 desktops.

Desktop groups don't have a good history of working together so I don't see why anyone would assume that will change.

History you lack it. Most progress on common standards is also the times when the desktops are at each other throats threatening to kill each other.

Basically its been too passive for progress in recent years. This is sign of a possible good time to come.

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