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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[3]: Novell Shows Off
by aseigo on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 17:08 UTC
aseigo
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2005-07-06

nice theory, doesn't work in the real world. so we need real world solutions. welcome "freedesktop.org", where we make all desktops hospitable for all apps.

given that people are happily (and often without knowing it) running apps from multiple desktop projects simultaneously all the time, i think we're succeeding. what gaps there are, we continue to fill in.

so we're accomplishing the goal ("all applications happily run under") without throwing out the benefits of competition, risk spreading, or having to make a one-size-fits-all non-solution

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