Linked by Rayiner Hashem & Eugenia Loli-Queru on Mon 24th Nov 2003 16:24 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we are very happy to publish a very interesting Q&A with major freedesktop.org members: the founder Havoc Pennington (also of Debian, Gnome and Red Hat fame), Waldo Bastian (of SuSE & KDE fame), Keith Packard and Jim Gettys (of X/XFree86/fontconfig/w3c fame) and David Zeuthen, a new member who's taking over the ambitious HAL project. In the article, we discuss about general freedesktop.org goals, status and issues, the role of KDE/Qt in the road to interoperability with Gnome/GTK+, HAL (with new screenshots), the new X Server aiming to replace XFree86 and we even have an exclusive preliminary screenshot of a version of Mac OS X's Exposé window management feature for this new X Server! This is one article not to be missed if you are into Unix/Linux desktop!
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by AnonaMoose on Mon 24th Nov 2003 22:16 UTC

Howdy

Hmmmm this has always seemed rather hard in a Linux distro, i mean i click on a HTML page in Mandrake 9.0 and get a HTML editor ! I don`t quite know why they did this when 99% of the time you would want to view it and not edit the thing *sigh*
Then the fun begins, you want to change the association well good luck as I`ve yet to make it work (maybe this has become more refined now i`ll buy a new distro soon)
It`s little things like thiis that we should be fixing aswell as big things like X.

@Anon E Moose
Well it`s good to see my relatives are interested in this too :p

Just my two cents, thank you all for your time.