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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Considering...
by pantheraleo on Thu 19th May 2011 21:44 UTC
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Considering how much money Sun contributed to the GNOME project, how how much of a strong backer of GNOME Sun was, this would really be a slap in the face to the Solaris community if GNOME decided not to support Solaris anymore.

Edited 2011-05-19 21:45 UTC

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RE: Considering...
by orestes on Thu 19th May 2011 22:26 in reply to "Considering..."
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2005-07-06

Sun's dead in case you've not noticed, and Oracle has done a fine enough job of spitting into the face of whatever community existed already.

Edited 2011-05-19 22:29 UTC

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RE[2]: Considering...
by twitterfire on Fri 20th May 2011 20:38 in reply to "RE: Considering..."
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2008-09-11

Sun's dead in case you've not noticed, and Oracle has done a fine enough job of spitting into the face of whatever community existed already.


By community you mean the guys who took Solaris and ran it for free? Like in free beer? They still can get their free beer from Oracle, they just can't decide anymore what ingredients the free beer contains.

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RE: Considering...
by broken_symlink on Fri 20th May 2011 02:10 in reply to "Considering..."
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2005-07-06

what solaris community?

i, as i'm sure many others did as well, left when oracle killed opensolaris.

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