Response to "Getting Fedora Out of the If-Then Loop"

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Fri Feb 19 23:26:47 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-02-20 at 00:12 +0100, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Am Freitag, den 19.02.2010, 14:36 -0800 schrieb Jesse Keating:
> > Desktop wasn't supposed to be a "spin".  Desktop is a live version of
> > part of what was on the DVD set.  KDE is the same thing, a live version
> > of some of what was on the DVD set.  They are not things /different/
> > from the DVD set, which is what the Spins are.  
> So by that definition, how are LXDE and Xfce different from KDE or
> GNOME? The only difference is that they are not on the DVD, but they all
> are desktop environments with a collection of applications.

They are different because they are "spins".  They are things which are
more sig driven than project driven, they are offered torrent only, the
comprise packages mostly not found on the DVD / split media offering,
they do not get full/any attention, they do not get full/any marketing
attention, they are not printed on media and handed out at events as
"Fedora", should I go on?

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
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