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Re: Qt's Move Gives FOSS the Jitters
Posted by: Katherine Noyes 2012-08-13 05:54:16
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There's been much ado about Linux desktops in recent months, but few would dispute KDE's prominence among them. That, indeed, is one of the many reasons there's been so much concern over Nokia's impending sale of the Qt toolkit, upon which KDE is based. "There is no question that Qt will continue to be actively developed on some level regardless of what Nokia chooses to do with the assets," wrote Ars Technica's Ryan Paul early this month, for example. "There are a number of risks, however."


Re: Qt's Move Gives FOSS the Jitters
Posted by: sicofante 2012-08-14 15:55:52 In reply to: Katherine Noyes
"There's been much ado about Linux desktops in recent months, but few would dispute KDE's prominence among them."

If by "prominence" you mean "one of the most important ones", then you're right. If by prominence you mean "the" most important one, I'm afraid I do dispute the claim.

Name the most used Linux distro (not the top Distrowatch one). Now name what's the desktop that distro offers by default. Bingo.

Re: Qt's Move Gives FOSS the Jitters
Posted by: JLP 2012-08-15 05:23:24 In reply to: sicofante
By far the largest deploayment of GNU/Linux distribution is Linux Educational which is used in Brazillian educational system. And it uses KDE's desktop and software so yes, KDE's desktop is also the most widely deployed.

Re: Qt's Move Gives FOSS the Jitters
Posted by: sicofante 2012-08-15 08:24:52 In reply to: JLP
Yeah, and Chinese is the most widely spoken language... Whatever.
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