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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by J-freebsd_98 on Fri 20th May 2011 00:37 UTC in reply to "Do"
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"bsd type-commands-into-xterm desktops... are unfavored in the click-icon-popular computing environments that predominate." I read that as implied, but the vast majority of desktop users haven't tried typing into xterms yet. ... As far as your second paragraph, if it is not broken, why fix it? And have you seen the responses of those who've tried gnome2 > gnome3 yet? Some are quite reluctant to switch... I would purely conjecture, a tighter integration would forestall reliability and user satisfaction in the long term.

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