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Canonical and Shuttleworth add Qt to Ubuntu Linux

Want to start a fight in Linux desktop circles? Say, loudly and obnoxiously that Qt, the programming libraries behind the KDE desktop, are better than GTK+, the libraries backing GNOME. Or, vice-versa. Either will work. Now, though, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, Ubuntu’s corporate big brother, is bringing Qt software to Ubuntu, long a GNOME stronghold.

So far I haven’t heard any shouting from the programmers’ corner, but give it a minute.

Shuttleworth made the announcement writing, “As part of our planning for Natty+1 [Ubuntu 11.10], we’ll need to find some space on the CD for Qt libraries, and we will evaluate applications developed with Qt for inclusion on the CD and default install of Ubuntu.”

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