Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Sep 2008 15:43 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
X11, Window Managers It has been one year and four days since X.Org 7.3 was released and a number of months since X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released, but today X.Org 7.4 is scheduled to finally make it out the door! This release is shipping quite late and with a slimmed down set of features, but in this article we have more details on what this release holds in store for the Linux desktop community and why it may be a short-lived release.
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sbergman27
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2005-07-24

most people just want something that works. They couldn't care less of the development process of their software

What it really comes down to is this inconsistent, and unfortunately common, viewpoint:

"We want and fully expect world domination. And if they don't come flocking to us then, well, they're just stupid. And if anyone criticizes our products or methods then, well, they're just lazy whiners."

Edited 2008-09-12 07:18 UTC

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FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

What it really comes down to is this inconsistent, and unfortunately common, viewpoint:

"We want and fully expect world domination. And if they don't come flocking to us then, well, they're just stupid. And if anyone criticizes our products or methods then, well, they're just lazy whiners."


And just who expects full world domination? I quote (http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=655187&cid=24723577) from a member of the open source community:
Relax, enjoy Linux. Do cool stuff, and brag about it. Write a howto if you can, so others can do the same cool stuff. And if a distro doesn't do what you want, try another. If you enjoy Linux, by all means help someone to get up and running with it, but don't try to convert someone to Linux because it is Linux. Do it because it suits the individual person's use of their computer better. It's an operating system, not a religion.


Nope, doesn't anything like the zealotous/elitist image that you're trying to draw.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I quote (http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=655187&cid=24723577) from a member of the open source community:
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Nope, doesn't anything like the zealotous/elitist image that you're trying to draw.

Which means that Mr. John Bailey, Slashdot reader, does not exhibit the popular, inconsistent view. Nothing more and nothing less. I never claimed that you could not find some reasonable people in the community if you looked. You've presented a straw man argument.

I guess if I quoted *two* people who *do* exhibit the view, I'd win the argument, huh?

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