Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th May 2011 18:59 UTC, submitted by fran
Gnome Something's - once again - brewing within the GNOME project. While a mere suggestion for now, and by no means any form of official policy, influential voices within the GNOME project are arguing that GNOME should become a full-fledged Linux-based operating system, and that the desktop environment should drop support for other operating systems such as Solaris and the BSDs. I have a feeling this isn't going to go down well with many of our readers.
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RE[3]: Meh
by nej_simon on Thu 19th May 2011 21:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Meh"
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I don't really care if GNOME focus only on Linux. They can do what they want. What does annoy me is that this comes after god knows how many years of listening to Linux users and devs endlessly whining about how this and that software does not support Linux. Now, all of a sudden, it's ok to fsck everyone else because *Linux* needs to evolve. A bit two-faced.

You are comparing two different things.

You can help port gnome to whatever fringe platform you like. It's free and open source software.

But you can't do that with proprietary and closed source software. All you can do is urging the developer to release a version for your favourite platform. That's why some Linux users complain.

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