Good article, and a serious risk

Story: Linux Throat Choke vs. FragmentationTotal Replies: 3
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Apr 28, 2006
2:55 PM EDT
Mr. Zemlin is right to be concerned about fragmentation. The LSB focuses on libraries and APIs, and the same reasoning applies to the desktop environment when talking about Linux on the desktop. I wrote an article about that this week:


While my opinion is somewhat controversial, I think the fragmentation between KDE/GNOME is holding Linux back on the desktop.

Apr 28, 2006
3:28 PM EDT
Well, It may be a bottleneck... But if you think that KDE users are about to give up KDE for Gnome, I think that pigs will fly first. I also noticed that Novell had been forced, by customer demand, to restore KDE as an option. I don't see this conflict going away any time soon.

Apr 28, 2006
4:14 PM EDT
What's holding Linux back on the desktop is influence. It's doing fine everywhere except in the U.S. Why is that?

Apr 28, 2006
5:10 PM EDT
IMO the corporate Linux Distros forcing Gnome is a major mistake. Just creates a lot of FUD.

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