Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th May 2011 18:59 UTC, submitted by fran
Gnome Something's - once again - brewing within the GNOME project. While a mere suggestion for now, and by no means any form of official policy, influential voices within the GNOME project are arguing that GNOME should become a full-fledged Linux-based operating system, and that the desktop environment should drop support for other operating systems such as Solaris and the BSDs. I have a feeling this isn't going to go down well with many of our readers.
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Interesting.
by ParadoxUncreated on Thu 19th May 2011 19:06 UTC
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2009-12-05

Very interesting if you ask me.

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RE: Interesting.
by kragil on Thu 19th May 2011 20:26 in reply to "Interesting."
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2006-01-04

Yes it is, and people who complain about this are too.

If the BSDs and Solaris would have a lot of upstream developers it wouldn't even come up, but guess what, they don't.

FOSS is a do-ocracy. If nobody does the porting/upstream work smaller projects will fail. That's evolution, baby.

Xorg already did this, and my guess is that Gnome will be next in line. Wayland will be the next dependancy in 2012 or 2013.

Sucks if you like other Unixes besides Linux, but my guess is that most of the people who run something like OpenBSD probably hate the Gnome-Shell anyways.

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RE[2]: Interesting.
by ParadoxUncreated on Thu 19th May 2011 23:57 in reply to "RE: Interesting."
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2009-12-05

I`m saying this because the linux kernel is reaching a level of quality, that is universal.

You simply can`t solve a problem better. And so it has won the race. And well, I say that also because it is GPL`d.

Why don`t the others come around, and contribute/develop for linux instead ;)

Edited 2011-05-19 23:58 UTC

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RE[2]: Interesting.
by openwookie on Fri 20th May 2011 03:23 in reply to "RE: Interesting."
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2006-04-25

OpenBSD is being used on the desktop, in corporate settings no less:

http://www.insidesocal.com/click/2011/04/a-company-helps-bring-open...

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