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    redhat 8.0

    The new gnome desktop is nice, but they just tried to copy xp. The new mail thing is just like outlook. What happened to free thinking...
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    no no got it wrong
    You can't COPY anything from Microsoft, they have Copyrights up the yin-yang.

    They made it similar to something that resembles microsoft and thats because people seem to like the colorful interface.

    and usually its MS that copies X-Windows. The colorful themes was stolen from X and so was the formatting buffer -_-

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    if you told me ms has copied apple i might beleive you. but i've watched kde and gnome compete for the most windows looking desktop for a long time. don't get me wrong i am a big linux fan, use it probably more than windows, but redhat is barking up the wrong tree by trying to compete for the desktop market...
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    Why are they wrong for competing in the desktop market? Who says they can't eventually take some market share from Microsoft? I'm glad someone has finally decided to try to compete with M$ on the desktop....change is good and competition makes better and cheaper products.

    For the record, Xerox made the first widowing system so everyone is essentially copying them.
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    It's possible to change window managers and there are piles of themes for Linux desktops. You have a wide choice with regard to how the desktop looks. I like the Gnome 2.0 default on Mandrake 9.0. it's quite a bit different than MS XP.

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    i just don't think redhat has the resources to compete in the desktop market. They have some serious market potential with their servers right now though. Thats all i'm saying.

    I am all for somebody else taking a share of the desktop market though. I heard Sun is going to be coming out with a new OS pretty soon that is supposed be inovative and different... that should be interesting.
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    Linux & computer users "in the know" will know to stay away from Redhat x.0 releases (6.0 7.0 8.0 etc)
    as they tend to be full of bugs, and the x.2 (6.2 7.2 etc) have the bugs patched
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    a desktop market would yield much bigger profits than their current server market. redhat linux should have no trouble convincing people in the server world to convert to their brand because of linux's track record. but staying in the server world blocks any chance of profits from the desktop world, a fairly vulnerable market at times.

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    sounds like people "in the know" are scared of new things...
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    its RedHat's choice though, I believe that MS will go down because MS, from the begining, has always been about one thing MONEY, and Linux has been about MANY things that support freedom of information and computer science.

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    I just find it to be a situation in which I don't trust large vendors like Microsoft. I would prefer to use a platform that provides me with the development tools where I can learn how to program, and maybe even study some of the implementation of systems later on. I think that Linux is the most accomodating platform for research and learning. It's nice that the newer distribution releases offer user friendly high performance and stable desktops. I simply don't want to go back to Microsoft, not even for a million dollars.

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    AMEN troll king!
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