Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 20th Jul 2004 18:50 UTC, submitted by Jono Bacon
Linux Jono Bacon has written an article on my O'Reilly Blog called The path to unified interaction which looks at the challenges of making our software work natively in the different desktop environments on Linux. Do you think this is something we should strive for, and if so, do you think it is technically possible?
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@Rayiner Hashem
by Shawn on Wed 21st Jul 2004 17:11 UTC

@Rayiner Hashem
Three of those are the same company, and that one has adopted a "DE agnostic" policy while shipping a KDE-centric distro. Until a version of Novell Linux comes out that defaults to GNOME, it would be inane to put it in the GNOME camp. So your "corporate backers" basically means Sun and RedHat. That's *it*.

Except you're wrong. All of those companies before they were one and even after they were one all financially or codewise support GNOME. So even though GNOME isn't yet the default desktop for SuSE. They bought a GNOME company, Ximian. I'd say that counts a lot as corporate backing. Defaults have no say in the matter.

I could also add Debian, Progeny, etc. as GNOME backers as well as many other companies.