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In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
OSDL Moves on Desktop Linux
OSDL Moves on Desktop Linux

For the benefit of LinuxWorld, OSDL wheeled out its new Desktop Linux working group initiative and said it's targeted at developing requirements and specifications for a range of Linux desktop environments for the enterprise.

Typically people equate Microsoft Office applications with the desktop but it turns out Linux is already getting deep into other kinds of desktops such as point of sales and kiosks.

An exploratory committee that includes Red Hat, Novell,, HP, IBM, Intel and Sun has been quietly working on the plan for months. Now they're ready to include a broader range of OSDL members and Linux developers.

The idea is to identify a broad set of potential desktop models, develop the specifications and deliver reference implementations. The working group is supposed to focus on areas where demand has already been seen.

The numbers suggest it's going to be slog. According to IDC, paid shipments of Linux rose to 2.8% of the desktop operating systems in 2002, up from 1.7% two year before and this year are expected to pass total new product shipments for the Mac OS.

IDC says common templates and frameworks that let suppliers develop compatible products would accelerate the adoption of Linux as a client OS.

OSDL's desktop initiative will stand alongside its efforts in Data Center Linux and Carrier Grade Linux.

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