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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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segedenum
by miguel on Wed 1st Feb 2006 22:44 UTC
miguel
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2005-07-27

Its interesting to note that for someone who does not care about the Linux desktop or Novell, segedenum is a very active flamer on anything related to Novell, Gnome and Mono.

I think most of his flames are in response to his own fears. I do not know the gentleman, but he exhibits a scarcity mentality, not an abundance one. He fears that if people spend time on things that are not aligned with what he wants he will loose something in some form.

I wanted to correct a mistaken claim about Novell and the desktop. The Linux market today is much larger on the server than on the desktop, and there are many more people at Novell working on server-side elements of Linux than there are desktop people.

I guess the desktop gets more attention because it is very visual, its where all of us are spending our time in front of a computer. Most of us do not sit next to a rack mounted server cluster getting excited about 2 green lights going on.

Miguel

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RE: segedenum
by segedunum on Wed 1st Feb 2006 23:30 in reply to "segedenum"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Its interesting to note that for someone who does not care about the Linux desktop or Novell, segedenum is a very active flamer on anything related to Novell, Gnome and Mono.

I never said I didn't care about the Linux desktop or Novell, it's just that I've never seen someone cry wolf so often for so long, that's all. You might want to keep that in mind.

I notice people are quick to use the words flame and troll, but they never do actually reply to the points made..... Whether that's because they don't want to or can't, I don't know. Probably a combination of both.

I do not know the gentleman, but he exhibits a scarcity mentality, not an abundance one.

Wow, really? Nice try, but wrong.

He fears that if people spend time on things that are not aligned with what he wants he will loose something in some form.

No. I like things that work, and have a fighting chance of working ;-). I know many people absolutely cannot comprehend black and white thinking in any way shape or form, but on the subject of the open source desktop a certain amount of it is required. It's the main reason why it definitely won't happen, which is the word I believe many people use.

I wanted to correct a mistaken claim about Novell and the desktop. The Linux market today is much larger on the server than on the desktop

A very well done. I don't believe I made that mistaken claim.

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RE[2]: segedenum
by Mitarai on Wed 1st Feb 2006 23:43 in reply to "RE: segedenum"
Mitarai Member since:
2005-07-28

I never said I didn't care about the Linux desktop or Novell,

You said that, men you are so confused.

I notice people are quick to use the words flame and troll,

just with the people who deserve it *cought you cought*

Wow, really? Nice try, but wrong.

Denie it is the first signal.

No. I like things that work

Actually, you are only probing you are the number one troll with serious issues.

A very well done. I don't believe I made that mistaken claim.

You are expressing opinions of a produc you have never used, [sarcasm]You must be right then[/sarcasm]

serously, get some help, a life, maybe a girlfriend, but live.

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RE: segedenum
by ggundy on Wed 1st Feb 2006 23:33 in reply to "segedenum"
ggundy Member since:
2006-02-01

As a Linux user who *does* care about the Linux desktop and is excited about what Novell is cookin' up, I ask, "Can you throw a dog a bone"?

How about a clip or two of XGL and the other cool things you're working on there? It's going to be tough to choose a desktop now that FC5 is including Mono. Maybe that would help me come down on the side of Novell ;)

Thanks for all the great work you guys do. Keep it up.

Regards,
Gabe

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RE[2]: segedenum
by miguel on Wed 1st Feb 2006 23:51 in reply to "RE: segedenum"
miguel Member since:
2005-07-27


As a Linux user who *does* care about the Linux desktop and is excited about what Novell is cookin' up, I ask, "Can you throw a dog a bone"?


Well, I rather not steal the desktop team's thunder.

Just wait for a week, it will be worth it.

And yes, purchasing SUSE will help to continue the active flow of innovation coming from the Linux team at Novell.

Miguel

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