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Novell and Ximian A demonstration of the next release of Novell's Linux for desktops drew cheers and applause Wednesday, although the final version of the software is not expected for some months. Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.
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RE[5]: Videos, MP3s?
by segedunum on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 11:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Videos, MP3s?"
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i don't think novell is to blame, its more Nat i guess. notice you always read stuff like "The Linux user environment has ..." and stuff like that, while they're talking about gnome. gnome is not A desktop environment for linux, and GTK is not A graphical linux toolkit, no.... gnome is THE (one and only) desktop environment

Yer. That's the big problem I have with all of this - it's been going on for years and people still swallow it. It wouldn't be so bad if things were actually moving forwards and the reality matched the hype on occasion, but that's just not happening. It's extremely tiring and doesn't do desktop Linux or the cause of the open source desktop any good really. It's just soundbites. I find it amusing that they're doing all of this to try and convince their own employees of Linux and Gnome as a desktop...... :-).

I mean, KDE has a truly great app in Digikam, a truly great app in Amarok and has had an iPod slave for some time. Those are facts. What are people supposed to do? Have somebody from the Suse side of the company working more on KDE swing from the chandeliers about it?

so its mostly big $$ corporate PR talk coming from official gnome announcements, generally speaking.

Well this mythical big $$ investment and PR talk has got them a long way......

i think gnome (at least its users) would be better of without Red Hat and Novell...

So do I. Make it a community project and no agenda - just be creative.

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