December 19, 2007
Can We Avoid the Great Schism?
Choice is an important element of free software, so it's perhaps no surprise that even at the level of the desktop environment there is more than one offering. But the main alternatives Ã¢â¬â KDE and GNOME Ã¢â¬â represent more than just a way of placing icons on a screen. Nowhere is that more evident than in their respective views on Microsoft's OOXML document standard, which are very far apart Ã¢â¬â perhaps dangerously so.