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: Comment by shmerl
by Delgarde on Fri 20th May 2011 01:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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They should work more on developing portable abstraction layers. That way they don't need to worry about such issues.

They did. But it's the Linux people who did it (HAL, Polkit, upower/udisks), and people from other platforms coming in a few years later. Someone still needs to do the work, and the overwhelming majority of those people are using Linux.

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