Re: patch for the "About GNOME" dialog box

On 3 Dec 2002, Murray Cumming wrote:

> On Tue, 2002-12-03 at 16:32, Pat Costello wrote:
> > ...but I thought that everyone believed that "Desktop" means "the surface behind 
> > the icons and panels"? If that is the case then a statement such as GNOME - The 
> > Official GNU Desktop is limited in meaning, if not confusing. 
> "Desktop Environment"?

That sounds very good to me. Use the long word for the seldom used phrase 
and plain "Desktop" for the thing users normally reference. 

And face it, people are gonna call the icon background thingie "Desktop" 
whatever we decide. Fighting it won't help.

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