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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[2]: Looks....
by kaiwai on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 18:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Looks...."
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1) Use of .NET as a framework for building applications is a LONG way off - look how long it took for the transition from win16 to win32, some companies were still shipping win16 applications right up until the beginning of 2000!

2) KDE already has almost every bit of the technology laid out, hence my comfusion as to why people still scream GNOME - someone NEEDS to purchase Trolltech and make Qt completely opensource under something like BSDL or CDDL, something that is nice 'n commercial friendly.

3) (Not directly bought up by you, but I'll address it anyway) Although there is WINE out there, do we really want to enter into a situation where software companies simply avoid brining native applications to Linux or UNIX in geneal because, "oh well, it works just as good on WINE" - thus opening up a rather large quagmire.

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