Unified desktop

Story: The Portland project: No silver bullet for hairy problem of multiple desktopsTotal Replies: 1
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Aug 27, 2006
7:55 AM EDT
Quoting:Frankly, I'm not sure we should make a unified desktop our goal. What would be the downside? What would be the point of being different? It's kind of like living in a subdivision.

But the goal of portland isn't to unify the desktop. No-one except Windows users and a bunch of ISV would want to do that. The goal is to make a common set op API's that are supported on all desktops. A much more modest goal than "unifying the desktop".

Aug 27, 2006
11:58 AM EDT
Well that would certainly make a lot more sense. A high level of interoperability is all I ask for. :-) I'm glad my comments spark this kind of feedback.

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