Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 15:51 UTC, submitted by William Lahti
Linux The first snapshot release of Komodo, a next-generation Linux/.NET-based operating system, is now available. "A new desktop environment codenamed Dagon is now being developed with [D-Bus, Composite, Linux 2.6] to bring a new face of Linux to users. The environment is being developed around the Emotion graphics/UI toolkit to best make use of these new display and communication technologies as well as to provide a solid and useable interface for casual users." Get the latest snapshots from their FTP servers. Read more information for developers, users and enterprise users.
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Its the applications
by on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 16:15 UTC

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Its the applications !!!

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RE: Its the applications
by on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 17:15 in reply to "Its the applications"
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Right.

And it's to manage/lock user's desktops...

and it's to centralize user/group management...

and it's to deliver software/patches easily...

and it's to have a decent Directory Service...

and it's to easily get reports on what's going on...

and it's to facilitate os deployment/disaster recover/backup...

and it's to do all above without sky-rocket science...

Please, plese, STOP this distribution race! Yes, you CAN do a distribution, we all know, but start coding something else if you want to see linux BROADLY adopted in the corporate arena.

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RE[2]: Its the applications
by rayiner on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 20:28 in reply to "RE: Its the applications"
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2005-07-06

And it's to manage/lock user's desktops...

Kiosk, among other things.

and it's to centralize user/group management...

LDAP.

and it's to deliver software/patches easily...

It doesn't get much easier than having a custom APT proxy to selectively pass on upstream updates to clients.

and it's to have a decent Directory Service...

LDAP.

and it's to easily get reports on what's going on...

Most Linux software has excellent logging. You can also add things like SELinux to take it to the next level.

and it's to facilitate os deployment/disaster recover/backup...

Kickstart, live backups (via LVM), atomic filesystem (Reiser4), what more do you want?

and it's to do all above without sky-rocket science...

If you think any of the above is rocket science, you need to find a new line of work.

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RE[2]: Its the applications
by fury on Fri 23rd Sep 2005 15:27 in reply to "RE: Its the applications"
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2005-09-23

I could not agree more. The current goals of the distributions seems to be:

1. Keep software from upstream updated downstream
2. Fix bugs

So my question, where are the goals regarding innovation and actually improving the feel of Linux instead of just "working with what we have". People say don't reinvent the wheel, but if your wheel has metal spikes coming out in odd places and is very hard to attach to your car, why the hell shouldn't it be reinvented??

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