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Old 02-20-2004, 12:48 AM   #16
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GNU platform is very generic.
On top of GNU platform, you have Gnome platform, KDE platform, Java platfom, etc. These programs can only run on their specific platform and cannot run on the other platforms. So it makes perfect sense to put the initial letter of their own platform.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 04:15 AM   #17
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Essentially to run something like Gnome on a different platform than GNU, you're porting it. Most people consider something as low-level as the x86 standard a "platform" (Java itself is considered "cross-platform"). I don't see as clear cut of a difference between GNU, XFree86, etc. and something like x86, Java, KDE, etc. (btw, you can run a KDE prog just fine in Gnome and vice-versa, as long as some of the underlying components are there).

The point is, that has nothing to do with it. Gnome is a GNU project, and Gaim stands for "GNU AOL Instant Messenger". Just because something starts with G doesn't mean it's specific to Gnome (i.e what do you think "glibc" is?)
 
Old 02-21-2004, 10:59 AM   #18
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The point is, that has nothing to do with it. Gnome is a GNU project, and Gaim stands for "GNU AOL Instant Messenger". Just because something starts with G doesn't mean it's specific to Gnome (i.e what do you think "glibc" is?)
Ok Gnome is comfusing. Think about KDE then.
KDE programs start with K. There are so many of them but I don't remember coz I don't use KDE, KWriter, Kdevelop, Konsole, Kblabla, Kblabla , etc.
 
  


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