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Old 02-01-2002, 10:12 PM   #1
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Angry Is this the beginning of the end for Gnome?

Read the above link above. I was dumbfounded after I read it.

Maybe some of that $24 billion that Gates and his wife donated are earmarked for Mr. de Icaza.
Old 02-02-2002, 10:38 AM   #2
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Looks like MS has Miguel (sp?) in their pocket.

I prefer KDE anyway.

Bye Bye Gnome.
Old 02-02-2002, 04:24 PM   #3
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the screenshots of gnome2 look exactly like kde anyway...
Old 02-02-2002, 04:54 PM   #4
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even though its great that they are supporting .NET, even though I don't like .NET.. but isn't Microsoft the one's who turned down Mr. Icaza for a job once, which prompted him to develop GNOME ??

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Old 02-03-2002, 03:58 AM   #5
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If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas....
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Old 02-03-2002, 01:21 PM   #7
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Well, this will probably encourage idiotic responses from anti-MS and stubborn uninformed users but...

For all of you that obviously don't know what this means.... this means you can run a service on a Linux box, publish it via UDDI, and I can incorporate it on my Windows desktop, no problem. As a developer, you can finally not worry about compiling on the fly (i.e., Java), which means amazingly fast web service applications. The Java people are scared to death of .NET, because it makes the language irrelevant.

This also means, that you can run Linux seamlessly in a Microsoft environment for your back-end, therefore increasing the usage of the operating system. Regardless of your opinion, the fact it, that Microsoft runs 90% of the corporate world and will continue to run it. This is actually surprising, because it encourages other operating systems like Linux to be brought into the market.

Linux is up and coming big time, which is obvious by the recent endorsements by IBM, esspecially in it's classic mainframe environment. Until now, there has been nothing even CLOSE to the stability of IBM's mainframe systems.. now all of a sudden IBM is slapping on Linux.

Personally, I think this is all great news.
Old 02-03-2002, 01:40 PM   #8
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Let's hope that it is great news.

I am just skeptical of M$ and the quality, or lack thereof, with some of the products they come out with.
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It wouldn't bother me any. I use KDE.


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