[OpenIndiana-discuss] Gnome and the future

Magnus Hedemark magnus at yonderway.com
Wed Oct 31 22:53:57 UTC 2012

I never suggested stopping DE development. I merely suggested that thinking of OI as an enterprise desktop OS is trying to sell an idea that enterprises aren't going to buy. I'm actually going to switch from Mac to OI laptop after the holidays (getting crazier with age).

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On Oct 31, 2012, at 6:48 PM, Maxim Kondratovich <maxim.mvk at gmail.com> wrote:

> So why OI has DE at all? Leading to your logic community has to cut off DE from distribution at all... And what we will have? Another one illumos based server distribution?!
> I see OI as OS for general purposes, so stopping development in DE will decrease value of OI. Yes, community is to small but we have to find compromise and community will grow up.
> P.S. I'm not an active OI developer, but I help with testing and I'm going to contribute as developer at future.
> - Maxim
> Julius Roberts wrote:
>> On 1 November 2012 02:33,  <magnus at yonderway.com> wrote:
>>> This is based on the false premise that OpenIndiana is an enterprise
>>> desktop operating system.
>> +1.  There are alot of very useful desktop operating systems already,
>> so i see no point in OI trying to compete with them.  In business
>> speak OI has a sustainable competitive advantage with ZFS, zones,
>> dtrace, etc etc and those alone are why most people will be attracted
>> to OI.  Our OI servers sit in various computer rooms and we talk to
>> them exclusively over ssh, if it didn't feature a GUI we wouldn't
>> notice or care.  I wonder how many other OI users feel similarly?
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