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The Boot To Gecko Project

Mozilla believes that the web can displace proprietary, single-vendor stacks for application development. To that end, some time ago, Mozilla started a project called Boot to Gecko (B2G) to pursue the goal of building a complete, standalone operating system for the open web. The B2G roadmap was recently updated and shows that they are on track to to demo a product some time in mid to late 2012. This is a further step on a journey that has been happening for some time now, i.e the commoditization of the operating system. The operating system is no longer an important part

Cinnamon: A GNOME Shell Fork

Clement Lefebvre, lead developer of the excellent Linux Mint distribution, has started working on a fork of the GNOME Shell called Cinnamon, which tries to offer a layout similar to GNOME 2. Unlike MATE, which is a fork of GNOME 2 that is compatible with GNOME 3, Cinnamon is only a fork of the GNOME Shell and not a fork of GNOME 3. The emphasis is to be on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience. Why fork the GNOME Shell you may ask? According to Lefebvre, the reason is