Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2005 18:42 UTC
Opera Software Embedded Linux tools vendor Trolltech has announced a strategic partnership with web browser software vendor Opera through which the two companies will develop Linux products for the mobile communications and home entertainment markets. Elsewhere, Opera gets BitTorrent support.
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RE: Well duh!
by aseigo on Wed 6th Jul 2005 19:38 UTC in reply to "Well duh!"
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> if there could be a KDE-GNOME war on mobiles

imagine if instead of a "war" there was mutual aiding and abetting? Linux is not the leading OS on handheld devices right now, just like it isn't the leading OS on the desktop. we'd be much better off if each technology worked hard on servicing the segments of the industry they are best at servicing and tried to openly compete with the non-Free status quos.

while competition at the technology level is great, fighting each other in the market is stupid and IMHO ethically askew at this point in the game.

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RE[2]: Well duh!
by ziggamon on Wed 6th Jul 2005 20:14 in reply to "RE: Well duh!"
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Yes, of course it was not war as in war that I meant, but as in friendly competition. The way it works with KDE and GNOME right now is that there is friendlyness (fd.o), but also a competition for the best Linux desktop.
People have argued endlessly on whether it would be better to merge KDE and GNOME, and even though there are obvious gains in doing so, I believe it isn't bad to have two separate desktops with separate focus points.
Again, I didn't say I'd like it if there was a KDE-GNOME war on mobile devices, but that it'd be cool (as in interesting). The fact that two separate Open Source platforms are growing steadily is a good fact to me!

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If you check out the embedded space, you'll find Qt/Embedded that Qtopia/Opie uses, and Gtk that GPE uses, so in a way, the competition has already started.

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