Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 22:34 UTC
Gnome The GNOME team has released GNOME 2.26, the latest release in the 2.x release branch. As everyone knows, GNOME is a multi-platform open source desktop environment. The 2.26 release continues GNOME's policy of incremental updates to a stable base, and as such, it comes packed with a boatload of new features.
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RE[5]: Great Release!
by lemur2 on Thu 19th Mar 2009 05:00 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Great Release!"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

At the end of the day - does it really matter? use what you want to use - distributions make their decisions based on what they as a community think is best for the metaphorical 'end user' they're targeting; for the rest of us, I'm sure we ignore their recommendation and do what we please with our software


I agree. "use what you want to use". Precisely the correct sentiment, and very much in accord with open source ideals.

Nevertheless, we can all do without misconceptions as per the original post, which claimed: "Well, no wonder all major distros ship it as the default desktop". That claim was worth rebutting.

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RE[6]: Great Release!
by kaiwai on Thu 19th Mar 2009 06:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Great Release!"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree. "use what you want to use". Precisely the correct sentiment, and very much in accord with open source ideals.

Nevertheless, we can all do without misconceptions as per the original post, which claimed: "Well, no wonder all major distros ship it as the default desktop". That claim was worth rebutting.


I 100% agree, when I saw the quote I was wondering whether I should reply; when one looks at the tone of "Well, no wonder all major distros ship it as the default desktop", its a subtle way of saying that "GNOME is better than all the other desktops out there - and distribution support is proof of that".

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