On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 5:31 AM Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh@redhat.com> wrote:

On 04/20/2017 09:53 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> Well, wherever it is and whatever you want to call it, I have only one
> "feature request" for Workstation - build and document Atomic
> Workstation ;-)
> Seriously, though, now that Debian / Ubuntu have joined the choruses
> (GNOME, Wayland, systemd, flatpak, etc.) I'm thinking what we need on
> a "Linux desktop" is *fewer* features, not more! I'd like to forget
> that on one VM I type "dnf install", another I type "apt install" and
> a third I type "zypper install". How about a "Grand Unified GNOME
> Workstation" that's the same regardless of the lower-level layers?

You mean `pkcon install <package>` which will use the appropriate tool
under the hood? Just like it does today?
I haven't heard of `pkcon` ... I've been using the native command-line tools because that's what I see everyone else doing. ;-)

Really, though, I think the concept of Atomic Workstation - an OS plus container hosting plus flatpak hosting - is close to ideal for my workstation. I do also run quite a few Virtual Machine Manager full VMs still but I think that'll be dropping away as containers and flatpak apps start to get built.

TBH I also like the ChromeBook / FirefoxOS concept - a familiar browser as the desktop rather than a "traditional" Linux window manager / desktop. I'd buy a ChromeBook with 16 GB of RAM, an NVidia GPU, a 512 GB SSD and a Core i7 ;-).

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