Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th May 2006 17:25 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Linux Six months ago, architects from two dozen desktop-oriented Linux projects gathered in Portland to work together on creating the best possible Linux desktop. Thus was born the Portland Project. Now, in Mainz, Germany, the expanded group is meeting again on May 8 and 9 to see how far it's come and to look at what's ahead.
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Yea but...
by firl on Wed 10th May 2006 18:22 UTC
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How many does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

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RE: Yea but...
by DittoBox on Wed 10th May 2006 19:01 in reply to "Yea but..."
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Well, in Fedora Core/Red Hat you have to have find all the light bulb's dependencies. And Libcompat... And...

In Debian Stable...well good luck finding a version new enough to fit your light socket!

In Linux From Scratch you have to build the house, the light bulb socket and the light bulb. As well as the tools to build everything and the ladder to get to the socket.

In Gentoo it's almost the same as above...except you get the tools and a really thorough handbook.

In KDE: We'd use lightbulbs but you'd never see them, too many widgets in the way!

In GNOME: We'd use lightbulbs but it didn't fit in our HID "guidelines".

In Windows, the virus already took it.

In Mac OS X: iLight wouldn't burn out so quickly if the construction wasn't so dodgy...

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RE[2]: Yea but...
by Moulinneuf on Wed 10th May 2006 19:57 in reply to "RE: Yea but..."
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In Linspire : they would blame GNU/Linux developper for it being broken and GNU/Linux user for pointing it out to everyone else , even do they charged 200$ for it and said it was included and developped by them ...

In Freespire : the same thing but would claim its included in Linspire CNR.

In Mandriva : it would be named ampoule and work out of the box but US redneck cowards would boycott it because its french.

In Ubuntu : It would be brown , energy saving and would be shipped gratis from there website , but the Debian user would not like it as its based from there offer but cutting edge and working.

In Slackware : It would be old , rock solid because made from rocks , based on edison design , and needing an edison technician to instal it in the socket.

In PclinuxOS : it would be perfect and fit on every socket known to exist , but its only availaible on there website and nobody beside a select few know about it due to lack of fundings.

In C64/vic 20 : it would be made in basic and needing a fastloader.

In Beos : It would be perfect but plagued by management always dropping the shipping date or running with the money you paid for it.

In OS/2 : it would be good , but the marketing and company selling it would recommand you use the windows one.

In windows 95 it would crash , offering tone of blue and only be avalaible from brick and mortar as not internet availaible.

In windows 98 it would be the same as 98 but would be availaible on the internet as long as no one is targetting you with ddos or mirc connection.

In fluxbox : it would be not know about

in E ( DR17 ) : it would be in development but , trust them there new , next version is going to be uber cool.

In Apple 9 , it would be dead and have had its own going away moment from Steve Jobs.

In Mepis : it would support only the US army socket.

In Knoppix : it would be german enginneered and sold by linuxtag.

In Corel : it would have disapeared but spawn of it would still be availaible today.

In Stormix : it would have disapeeared because they blew there money on marketing instead of lightbulb development.

In Yellowdog it would only be working if you have the Apple socket.

In FSF : it would be Free as in freedom and be called GNU/Lightbulb.

In BSD : it would be designed for no socket but theorically be better then everything else and serve as the base for Mac OS X.

In OpenBSD : it would swear at you and make no light but be called the best by its user.

In OSNews : Thom Holwerda would talk about it in its sunday eve column and Adam would hack it to work with the database and design a cool logo in case it crashed , Eugenia would discuss it , if she felt like it.

In Troll : it would not be used as they dont like to see the light.

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RE[2]: Yea but...
by nifty on Thu 11th May 2006 02:54 in reply to "RE: Yea but..."
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I think the real question is how many NetBSD developers does it take to make the lightbulb screw into a toaster and work?

Edited 2006-05-11 02:55

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RE: Yea but...
by alucinor on Wed 10th May 2006 19:19 in reply to "Yea but..."
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"How many does it take to screw in a lightbulb?"

Well, KDE prefers halogen, and GNOME prefers a lava lamp.

But seriously, if we can get a unified desktop api in Linux yet still have the ease of development and integration of Windows, there will be nothing to stop Linux's total global lumination.

Edited 2006-05-10 19:32

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RE: Yea but...
by Sphinx on Thu 11th May 2006 01:51 in reply to "Yea but..."
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How many cooks will spoil the broth?

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