Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 16th Sep 2002 06:48 UTC, submitted by Cesar Cardoso
Red Hat "We see the desktop as only a piece of the entire operating system product; integration must extend beyond the desktop. We also believe that users care most about functionality and integration rather than the underlying technology. For these reasons, we have created a single desktop look and feel for Red Hat Linux rather than maintaining two unrelated configurations." Very good stuff over there from Owen Taylor, the Red Hat Desktop Team member.
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by rajan r on Tue 17th Sep 2002 05:58 UTC

But Lycoris, ELX and (mostly) Lindows have a good PR/hype machine, that's why I put them. (There's also Xandros)

So what? Most companies and users don't buy something because of the hype in the media of an community they aren't (yet) a part of.

Asks an average Joe, he would probably never heard of the three "hype making" distros, but there would be a higher possiblity of him hearing about Red Hat.

Given the fact that 3/4 of ULers are KDE proponents (SuSE, SCOCaldera and Conectiva) and the fact that SuSE is leading the tem technically, so I could infere this ;)

But it is rather unfortunate that 2/3 of the KDE proponents aren't focused on the desktop anymore....

Don't get me wrong here, I'm a KDE user, I'm happy with KDE, I'm in fact pro-KDE. But I'm having trouble understanding why Red Hat is in the wrongs because it choosed GNOME. KDE had a head start to GNOME. And heck, if GNOME didn't start off with GTK+ 1, they would be closer to KDE. But in my opinion, it doesn't matter what desktop you choose in your distro now.

Anonymous: When you release any source code of compile apps under BSD license, then the company can get and modify then sell it without have to release the source code, but just keep the credits.

Wrong. The deviration work must have the copyright sign on their source code, regardless of what license it is under. No credit need to be given. In fact, there is an advertising clause that limits the amount of credit one can give.