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[4]: Sad but inevitable
by Kivada on Fri 20th May 2011 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sad but inevitable"
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Actually I had no idea gnome was doing some conscious effort to support anything else than GNU/linux. I do understand they were even having problems standardizing with Ubuntu an Xorg.

What I gathered about this is Ubuntu hoped like hell they could get their new Unity desktop to not be a steaming POS before 11.04 was scheduled to drop and instead, with about 2 weeks left realized that was gonna happen in the foreseeable future,(hence why they didn't just push it back a few months like 6.06) so they quick whipped up a Gnome fallback, that only came out half baked.

They should have had a split and launched with a solid Gnome implementation under the name Gubunutu.

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