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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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RE[6]: segedenum
by Lumbergh on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 11:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: segedenum"
Lumbergh
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2005-06-29

do your homework - if you want free software for the freedom, you prefer Qt cuz it is GPL (and if you want to create proprietary software with it, you have to pay). and if you're a company, you rather pay for a good tool + support.

Do your homework, it's about lowering barriers to entry and not being held hostage to the pricing whims of Trolltech. But let's see, Microsoft's standalone IDEs are now all free (including for commercial use), OSX gives away their developer tools for free without any strings attached, gtk+ doesn't have strings attached. I can't even name another toolkit that charges for non-GPL compatible use.

But yeah, KDE wasn't thinking when they chose their toolkit and so Novell, RedHat, and Sun all chose Gnome ( a technically inferior) desktop tech.

Once again, stupid decisions made by open source developers are another reason for the linux desktop being still stuck in low single digit numbers.

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RE[7]: segedenum
by superstoned on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 14:34 in reply to "RE[6]: segedenum"
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2005-07-07

i think novell and red had just made a silly decision - remember when staroffice became non-free again, and it's sales increased? just because you had to pay for it... many companies rather pay for something and have commercial-grade support than not pay and have to do everything themselves. of course, not all might want to pay. its good there is a choice...

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