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[2]: Meh
by Neolander on Thu 19th May 2011 21:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Meh"
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If your desktop environment isn't an OS and the kernel isn't an OS then what exactly is an OS? I'm thinking there is more than one legitimate answer to this question.

IMO, an OS is an interface between people, hardware, and software. You can't get much more precise than that.

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