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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by madcrow on Thu 19th May 2011 23:55 UTC
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Oracle is no longer interested in supporting GNOME on Solaris (as Oracle has decided that workstations have no place in its product line and that they don't need a GUI for server stuff) and nobody uses it on BSD anyways. Therefore it kind of makes sense to reserve support for platforms where it will actually get used (aka Linux)

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