Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Nov 2002 09:24 UTC
Oracle and SUN This past year has been a breakthrough for Sun for both their Linux and Solaris products. The most intriguing news of all is possibly the challenge Sun poses to Microsoft with their Desktop Initiative announced a couple of months ago. We spoke to Bill Moffitt, Product Line Manager of the Solaris Lifecycle, about Linux, the desktop and Solaris. Update: Bill Moffitt replies on our forums.
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Gnome very much for production
by Aki on Tue 19th Nov 2002 14:22 UTC

Linux is about making choices - on several levels.

In our company, we decided to make the choice for Linux on the servers (last year) and on the desktops/laptops (this year). We chose RedHat Linux as our sole distribution.

Selections from there on we left for RedHat. Which GUI to use? Which browser? Which email? Which office? And so on. RedHat has its preferred selection of apps and we are happy with that. We trust that they know better than us what is usable and what is not. Naturally we can spend time making all the decisions by ourselves, but why bother.

As RedHat prefers Gnome and no KDE is installed by default, so be it - no KDE in our company as long as RedHat says so. Our freedom to select is exercised by letting RedHat do it for us.

We are very happy with Gnome, minor stains here and there but really nothing that wouldn't go away in the next laundry day.