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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What?
by Kar120c on Mon 24th Nov 2003 22:16 UTC

"All that I am saying is that Linux claims to be ahead on the inovation front,"

If the kernel's talking to you and making boasts about itself, I think its won the claim to inovation. If you're talking about 'people' making that claim, no shit. I don't care what platform it it, people spouting off about how innovative they are almost inevitably overestimating both themselves and whatever they're talking about, no matter if we're speaking of windows, linux, or almost any other field in the world. I don't think I've seen anything in the computing field that I'd actually call innovative on any operating system since Clippy burst onto the scene.