Posted Feb 4, 2013 19:05 UTC (Mon) by ssam (subscriber, #46587)
Parent article: Quotes of the week
Redhat will still be maintaining GNOME2 for RHEL 6 until 2018/2020.
By then I suspect that either xfce, mate, cinnamon, consort, gnome or maybe someone else will have a widely used DE that looks pretty much like GNOME2.
GNOME2 used to be used by a sizable majority of linux users (i'd guess 70-80%, assuming that most use ubuntu, fedora, opensuse, debian or mate with default desktop). assuming that a silent majority have stuck with their distro default then gnome has lots most of its users to unity.