Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 21:04 UTC, submitted by suka
Gnome In a recent interview with the Austrian newssite derStandard.at, GNOME designer Jon McCann talks about GNOME OS, the consequences of Canonical leaving GNOME behind, the purported removal of features and the future role of Linux distributions. "I think there was a time when GNOME had kind of a crisis, we didn't know where we wanted to go, we were lacking goals and vision - that was the end of the GNOME2 cycle. So we pulled together and formed a vision where we want to go - and actually did something about it. And now we have been marching on that plan for quite some time."
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Integrated Linux like OS X
by wigry on Tue 21st Aug 2012 12:14 UTC
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I for one would really like to see one fully integrated linux-based OS where everything is done to serve the user. Like Apple has managed with their OS X where the UI manages to hide the underlying unix so well that you have to open up a terminal to see its existance. Unfortunately I don't believe that with open source model such a thing is acheivable - too many disagreements which makes it impossible to move towards single perfect goal. Hence the unimagiable number of distros out there, because man can think about the same issue million different ways.

Still such a thing would be doable but single team must be able to manage the whole OS. Everything from the kernel up to beautiful buttons on the screen. Only this way they can achieve the architecture where everything is in harmony and no workarounds/quickhacks are neccessary. Just like Apple and OS X but with Linux kernel and userland and perhaps GNOME UI.

Edited 2012-08-21 12:17 UTC

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