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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What an operating system is
by twitterfire on Fri 20th May 2011 19:49 UTC
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-one kernel

-one GUI

-one framework

-one way to manage startup

-one way to manage settings

etc, you see the picture.

All of these highly integrated and written specifically with that OS in mind.

Linux isn't an OS, is just a collection of software flocked together.

And yes, making Gnome Linux specific will make Linux more of an Os than it is today.

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RE: What an operating system is
by lindkvis on Sun 22nd May 2011 09:20 in reply to "What an operating system is"
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-one GUI

Like Aero and Classic.

-one framework

Like .NET/Winforms, GDI and WPF. Or consistently having a different widget set in your core OS and your flagship Office suite. Or Cocoa and Carbon.

Or one could add equally important things:
* One way to deal with application installation. Like MSI, Installshield and NSIS. Or drag&drop or installers.

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