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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Finallly, some one "gets it"
by tuaris on Fri 20th May 2011 06:32 UTC
tuaris
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2007-08-05

I have long dreamed of a fully integrated GNOME experience from boot up to shutdown. Fact is, the current "way" is a mess. Developers just grab a bunch of projects, make them "almost" work well together, and call it an operating system.

As a FreeBSD enthusiast I am only slightly disappointed, and I honestly believe that FreeBSD would have been the better choice here. However I respect their choice with choosing the Linux kernel, and hopefully instead of making just another distro, the GNOME developers really do something completely different and up to par with the level of quality and integration of Windows or OS X. Even if they have to re-invent the wheel, integration is the key!

I look forward to (one day) installing GNOME OS on my desktop.

Edited 2011-05-20 06:36 UTC

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RE: Finallly, some one "gets it"
by wigry on Fri 20th May 2011 08:11 in reply to "Finallly, some one "gets it""
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2008-10-09

We might have a perfect desktop experience finally when Gnome would be closely married with linux kernel and more importantly the service initialization engine. Also GNOME would dictate the way system configurations are stored and if GNOME would prefer registry-like gconf that is nicely integrated with init engine then I would very much support the effort.

Basically there would be no Linux+GNOME anymore but GNOME would become OS. Just like nobody (majority) would not associate Linux with Android or MeeGo although both have penguin hearts.

I believe that actually the very best way forward is to start making specific Linux distros where only kernel is Linux and everything else is very deeply integrated with user interface. Just like OS X is user interface tightly integrated with BSD kernel. And Android is user interface deeply integrated with Linux kernel and mobile hardware.

Edited 2011-05-20 08:14 UTC

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