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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Fri 20th May 2011 02:02 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

Oracle will be fine. GNOME should do whatever is best for GNOME.

Whatever happens, it will be pretty inconsequential.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 20th May 2011 03:57 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

You mean that even with an outrageously different UI that is dumbed down (and f***ed up beyond all recognition) to brain-dead and hideously non-functional levels, there will be absolutely no qualms amongst GNOME users--and even non-GNOME users of traditional desktops--if the GNOME head honchos decide to change their project in such an extreme way?

I find that hard to believe. Even companies based on profit--ie. Microsoft and Apple--would have a hell of a time keeping their current users (as well as gaining new ones) if they changed their interface in such a major way.

Familiarity sells.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 21st May 2011 04:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

It doesn't matter if GNOME changes completely. Distros will find an alternative. Did I really need to repeat this

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