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: What... the... f***?
by nej_simon on Fri 20th May 2011 09:24 UTC in reply to "What... the... f***?"
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"GNOME Discusses Becoming a Linux-only Project"

Alright, that sounds ridiculous, and pretty bad. But...

"...influential voices within the GNOME project are arguing that GNOME should become a full-fledged Linux-based operating system, ..."

Now that... is f***ing retarded. And downright f***ing *bad* to the very lowest level. Complete insanity.

Seriously, it's one thing (and bad enough) to drop portability and focus on one OS/kernel, but they're taking it to a whole new level with just the *idea* of GNOME becoming a full-fledged OS. IMO, one of the greatest strengths of the major desktop environments is that each distribution (and OS) can tweak their own versions of the environments and adjust the preferences/change the defaults. If GNOME fully controls not only the source, but the distribution of their desktop by literally making it its own "official" Linux-based OS, goodbye everything (left) that is still good of GNOME.

What's next? GNOME decides to go proprietary and charge for the privilege of using their desktop? Seriously, what the f***?

While KDE really picked up after the major disappointment that was KDE4 (and 4.1, and 4.2...), GNOME is really pulling an Ubuntu here with their insane ideas. KDE redeemed themselves... GNOME and Ubuntu appear to be digging their own graves. At least attempting.


Can't you read? This was just a suggestion by one of the developers. "They" haven't decided on anything or proposed this as an official suggestion or whatever.

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