Linked by on Wed 1st Feb 2006 19:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian A demonstration of the next release of Novell's Linux for desktops drew cheers and applause Wednesday, although the final version of the software is not expected for some months. Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.
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RE[4]: Videos, MP3s?
by leos on Wed 1st Feb 2006 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Videos, MP3s?"
leos
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2005-09-21

I usually agree with you, but this is just silly.

It would simply take too long to explain, because it involves ignoring the desktop for a while and concentrating on trying to cement open source software's place on the server-side of things.

Your vision for desktop linux is ignoring it?
This is the classic mistake of trying to allocate "resources" in the OSS community like you would in a company. Linux desktop developers are not linux server developers. If you stop them from developing linux desktop applications, then they wont develop anything at all, or develop applications for Windows or OSX.

Linux on the server is progressing, completely independant of Linux on the desktop. Sure, maybe right now it is not ideal, because people are having trouble running Linux desktops in a windows server environment, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to interoperate.

Throwing up our hands and saying "well screw this, let's just wait until we have total server domination and can only communicate with open protocols" is completely silly.

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