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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]: segedenum
by superstoned on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: segedenum"
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ok, i stand corrected on the 'pouring money in Gnome'. tough i still wonder who pays the guy's salary doing 'administration' for gnome...


" You then mention "while it barely can keep up with KDE", which is not a fact (flamebait actually, but we're way past that in this thread). Where can GNOME not keep up with KDE? Accessibility? Usability?"
no, those two are gnome's area's. but there is more under the sun than having a nicely laid out application and less features. things like KIOSK features and ACL support, in KDE but not in Gnome. just to name 2 things. or good cross-app communication (dcop. dbus might replace it as it is already almost as good and can also talk to the system, but for now, KDE has a clear edge on this one - full scripting of almost all apps and their possibilities from the command line or other applications). Kparts. and integration of Gnome apps with GTK-Qt theme engine (you can better run Gnome apps in KDE than the opposite, speed and look&feel wise).

and i think a company rather pays for Qt and its support and have a better toolkit than using GTK. by the way, if they don't sell their software, they don't have to pay at all, so why care?

Gnome IS more easy and accessible compared to windows, and on some points even to Mac OS X, but so is KDE, despite some apps having more icons. a lot of work has been put in making many config dialogues easier, and quite some apps got more clever. yes, a lot low hanging fruit is still out there, but on the other hand - gnome has some cathing up to do in areas like cd burning and music playing. and KPDF kicks ass, too. and don't forget the education apps from KDE, they surpass the gnome ones by far.

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