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Re: GNU/Hurd in german news

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: GNU/Hurd in german news
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 17:54:16 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 05:04:50PM +0100, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 10. November 2009 14:39:15 schrieb Thomas Schwinge:
> > > If you have a reference to that, it would be a great comment to the 
> > > article. 
> > It's in the manual, right in the section where you'd expect it to be:
> > <http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html#History>
> ... should have googled... sorry. 

No prolem!  :-)

> > > Does anyone have a screenshot of GNU/Hurd running X with a nice looking 
> > > desktop? 
> > 
> > What would be the benefit of starting such a low-level ``slander'': ``My
> > Desktop picture is prettier than yours!''.  The Apple guys would always
> > win, probably.  (At least in some obscure metric.)  I'm not going to
> > participate in such a ``discussion'', neither do I suggest to others to
> > go this path.  
> That's no discussion, but a simple PR thing: "Show your features". If the 
> Hurd 
> can run a graphical desktop, there should be a screenshot of that. 
> It doesn't matter which desktop, but only the general capability: We can use 
> a 
> (more or less) rich desktop with the Hurd.
> Even if most potential Hurd developers mostly use the shell and know not to 
> measure a kernel by the desktop, these can be put off by a vocal "it can't 
> even 
> do X" crowd. 

OK, that sound's fine -- even though I can supply such a screenshot.


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