The future of Linux

Greg Folkert greg at
Tue Jun 11 14:34:59 CEST 2013

On Tue, 2013-06-11 at 08:39 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > > I have read recently the suggestion that the future desktop for Linux 
> > > will be either Mate or Cinnamon or possibly both. The others, I read, 
> > > are destined to fall by the wayside.
> Where have you read this?
> Linux is a kernel and comes without a desktop environment, there are
> different Linux distros available that provide a kernel + mainly
> FLOSSoftware for user space. Linux isn't a company like Apple or
> Microsoft. There's no consortium that decides what distros should drop
> what desktop environments, there's nobody who issues an order to stop a
> forge.

You are responding to the wrong person. I didn't read this at all. If
you note on my reply, I stitched my replies in-line and you cut out the
pieces of the original poster.
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