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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Common Standards
by Brendan on Thu 19th May 2011 21:43 UTC
Brendan
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2005-11-16

Hi,

There's too many different "Unix-like" OSs and not enough common standards between them; which makes it hard for GUI projects to support all "Unix-like" OSs properly.

There's too many different GUIs and not enough common standards between them; which makes it hard for "Unix-like" OSs to support all GUI projects properly.

[sarcasm]
Obviously, GUI projects should abandon support for different OSs; and OSs should abandon support for different GUI projects. Any suggestion that common standards could've prevented both these issues would just be silly.
[/sarcasm]

- Brendan

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