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: Finallly, some one "gets it"
by wigry on Fri 20th May 2011 08:11 UTC in reply to "Finallly, some one "gets it""
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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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