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- From: Robb Shecter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Tyler Baker <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 11:38:31 +0100
Tyler Baker wrote:
> I wrote:
> >...this month's Linux Journal -
> > it describes how -both- up and coming desktop environments are basing
> > major parts of their architectures on CORBA. KDE's so cool it makes me
> > want to learn C++. :)
> > Prediction: In 3 years, half the people on this list will be using a
> > corba-based desktop environment.
> Not likely. My biggest problem with CORBA was that it was too huge for the client and
> consumed too many resources.
Actually, I was implying that half of us will be using Linux, and therefore Corba, because it's
now in the desktop environments. I -was- exagerating, but I think it's not extreme to predict
that in 2-3 years Linux (with KDE or GNOME) will have broken out of the hacker-only world, and
onto the desktop.
> > Anyhow, this naturally makes me wonder - could XML and related ideas
> > like XSL have a place in an operating system? Where would they fit in?
> > KDE and Gnome could be great playgrounds for trying something like this
> > out.
> They already do if you consider Internet Explorer a fundamental part of the Windows Operating
> System (-:
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