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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oiaohm
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2009-05-30

"How android webos splashtop are just different forms of Linux. So Linux is gaining relevance. Ok some distributions might lose there relevance and disappear has this happened before yes. Should we expect this to happen in future yes.


He's clearly talking about traditional distributions and desktops.
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And the problem is why does Linux have to compete against MS using a traditional desktop model. Nothing says it has to. Android supprise suprise with the work on tablets is adding interface shape a lot like traditional desktops.

Simple fact nt_jerkface get it. Linux is free to change the ball park. And the progress android makes with the project to allow android applications on linux and os x. Will make android progress go back to the desktop as well.

The idea they are different things is a problem. All major distribution today started off as a conner case performing a particular task bar Ubuntu and moved to desktop. History of distribution cycles don't change. Ubuntu over took its past form now Android the new kid on block is lining up to take out Ubuntu on desktop. After android something else will line up to take it out. Welcome the field of sharks the distribution world is.

Its always Linux has lost relevance when in fact at the moment we could be heading into another distribution blood bath. Where distrobutions who have not been progressing die. Just because relevance is moving between distributions does not mean Linux is losing relevance. It means something interesting is about to happen.

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