Fragmenting or choice?
Posted Mar 3, 2006 17:18 UTC (Fri) by KaiRo
Parent article: Linux fragmenting at last?
Interesting, we have long-lived different Linux desktop environment project, mainly KDE and GNOME, along withg a few others, we have different browser project with even different rendering backends, see Firefox, Konqueror, SeaMonkey, etc. (not to mention proprietary variants), we have lots of different applications for mail, media, and a plethora of other things.
And we all keep praising that as a good thing that open source brings, having the choice of what to use!
So, now we have that choice in security frameworks and 3D graphics support as well, what's the difference? Just that the two major distributors are putting work into different solutions and that a developer of one of them is complaining about it? Don't sound new to me, we had that with KDE vs. GNOME some while back as well, before they decided to work together via freedesktop.org...
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