September 03, 2012
Linus Responds to the "Linux Desktop is Dead" Claim by GNOME Dev

Remember last week when Miguel said the gnome desktop was dead? Well, Linux creator Linus Torvalds with “GNOME Are In Total Denial”.

Linus Torvalds responded to Icaza’s claims on Google+, claiming that suggestions that the Linux kernel were responsible for instilling developers with an attitude that resulted in problems for GNOME were ’laughable’.

There’s a lot of talk about what “the desktop” is and what “dead” is, and many, many comments related to this. I believe that Miguel’s original post mostly stands however, in terms of the “people moved to OS/X because they don’t want to screw with their audio setup every six weeks just to get sound” part anyway. But that’s just me.

Posted by Arcterex at September 03, 2012 09:52 AM