Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Aug 2011 17:48 UTC, submitted by suka
Gnome In an extensive interview with the Austrian tech site GNOME3 designer Jon McCann talks about the future of GNOME3 - and why it's all about the apps - why he is convinced that KDE and Ubuntu are actually different operating systems and also reacts to the outspoken criticism against GNOME 3 which has been making the rounds lately.
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"Why isn't Linux offered as a option side by side with comparable machines?

Microsoft offers heavy discount to vendors, which is conditional on said vendor not offering Linux as an option.

There was a time when Linux was offered on almost every computer of a specific type, netbooks. Pity that the OEMs offered such a shitty distro like Xandros. But it seemed that both the Linux Distros and Microsoft missed the boat initially. What if there were netbook respins out at the time when Netbooks first came out with Canonical working together with OEMs? What if....

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