Posted by: Administrator
on August 26, 2006 11:30 PM
Portland is a solution in search of a problem.
Linux does not need a unified desktop. Being able to customize the Linux desktop is a feature, not a bug!
Microsoft has a unified desktop. In its attempt to please everyone, it is useful to practically no one. Having multiple desktops to choose from allows the user to choose the configuration which is right for the tasks he or she does -- and the hardware he or she is doing it on.
Standardizing on a "unified" desktop might be a dream of ISVs, but it isn't the ISV that makes the market -- it is the user base. And the user base seems to be quite content with having a variety of desktop technologies to choose from, if the proliferation of projects is any indication.