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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RE[3]: Sad but inevitable
by Soulbender on Thu 19th May 2011 19:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sad but inevitable"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Funny then how much Linux users always whine about how certain software is Windows or OSX only.

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RE[4]: Sad but inevitable
by orestes on Thu 19th May 2011 20:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Sad but inevitable"
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2005-07-06

Yes yes, and Windows users always whine about OS X not being sold for regular PCs and Mac users complain about games... People are going to bitch regardless, doesn't mean the devs need to pander to their every whim.

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RE[4]: Sad but inevitable
by rr7.num7 on Fri 20th May 2011 03:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Sad but inevitable"
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2010-04-30

Apples and oranges. As the other commenters said, everybody is free to port GNOME to their favourite OS. When Photoshop/AutoCAD/whatever become open source (even if only officially supported on Windows/OSX), and Linux people keep whining because Adobe/Autodesk don't do the dirty work of porting these apps for them, then we talk.

Edit: corrected a few typos.

Edited 2011-05-20 03:47 UTC

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