What's up next in Linux desktop standardization?
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| Over the past week, some of the Linux desktop's foremost developers
| gathered together in Portland, Oregon at the OSDL (Open Source
| Development Labs) Desktop Architects Meeting to work further on
| bringing order to the Linux desktop.
| According to John Cherry, the OSDL's Desktop Linux initiative manager,
| there was a good turnout of about 45 developers from the community,
| including major Linux vendors such as Novell and Red Hat, and ISVs
| (independent software vendors) like Google and Adobe.
| The end result of all this desktop plumbing standardization will be
| Linux desktops and applications that, by the third quarter of 2007,
| should have a far more consistent look and feel across distributions
| and between KDE and GNOME. Thus, both users and software vendors
| should find Linux to be a far more friendly and inviting desktop.