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GNOME Is Still A Ways Off From 10% Goal

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Published on 01 January 2012 05:11 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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For those that don't remember, the GNOME project had a goal of a 10% global desktop share by 2010, this was their "10x10" goal. Two years later, they're still a long way off.

You can read about the original GNOME 10x10 goal in this Phoronix news posting. Now two years later they still aren't close to capturing a 10% desktop market-share, nor is Linux in general close to reaching this lofty goal.

Do you think the GNOME project will ever reach this 10% goal? They do have the Wiki page for this lapsed goal live on the GNOME Live Wiki, but no new goals have been set.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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