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Silver Bullet?

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on August 27, 2006 07:19 AM

Portland intends to generate a common set of Linux Desktop Interfaces and Tools to allow all applications to easily integrate with the free desktop configuration an..,

"end user has chosen to work with."

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Yet you tend to be stating the purpose of the Portland initiative is to Unify desktops - funny it states a common set of api's/tools for app integration - I didn't see it state its purpose was to unify to a common desktop. Furthermore, the LSB (Linux Standards Base) is to give developers a common file structure and road map - not to unify Linux distros.

I wish you guys (reporters) would get your facts straight before posting inaccurate fud and misinformation. I find this happens especially frequently where technical issues are concerned. Please go back and re-check the "stated" purpose of the Portland initiative and the mission of the LSB once more. And who said the mission of either initiative as meant to be a Silver Bullet?

Talk about embellishment, Sheesh!


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