SolutionBase: Get familiar with alternative Linux desktops

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| Desktop customization in Linux is very flexible; from the ultra-modern KDE
| and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's
| a Linux desktop to suit everyone.

Open source values: Consensus

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| All this is in stark contrast to the proprietary model, which is at heart an
| entrepreneurial model. Bill Gates and Larry Ellison give orders, set
| direction, and play business differences like great poker players. Neither
| could have succeeded, I think, if open source were the chief model for
| software success 20 years ago.

It's about choice (not the choice of one person).


Google talks Vista with the European Commission

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| The company recently sent a top executive to Brussels to let the EC know
| that Google is concerned about "choice" in future Microsoft products.

How did we all end up with Windows?

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| The reason they are thrown by this question is typically because they
| haven't thought about it that way before. In all likelihood, they
| never actually made a proactive decision to select Windows, in the
| sense of looking at alternatives and making a conscious objective
| choice. So how did they end up with it?