Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Dec 2006 18:47 UTC, submitted by Ironhead Haynes
Gnome "I noticed some tiny disturbance in the force before Christmas as Thom Holwerda posted two articles about what he felt was the sorry state of free desktops. Seems most people in the GNOME camp simply ignored the article as irrelevant, but Aaron Segio of Trolltech and KDE let it somewhat get to him. Personally I felt Thom kinda pointed out some troublesome points, but that his context and conclusion was wrong."
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RE[2]: Gnome Doing Fine
by pfsams on Sun 31st Dec 2006 23:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Gnome Doing Fine"
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I can't debate technical(LOL)! I'm just an average PC user, under the hood I know just enough to be dangerous! All of my opinions are based on my personal experiance with Windows. My "Mac Friends" think I'm out of touch with reality by not using a Mac(I won't say fanatical, just very entusiastic about their OS). My comments are based on my limited knowledge, and I admit to limited knowledge about "under the hood." What I have enjoyed with KDE, Gnome, and GNU/Linux is rock solid stability(Debian Sarge, and now Etch), and things "just work," I haven't been able to say that about Windows. I will concede that many of the programs in a Windows enviroment is not all Microsoft software, such as RealPlayer, Quicktime, and so on, but I don't like having to put up with all the nagging and reminders that these and Microsoft programs pester you with upon login. Yea, I know you can disable it, but the GNU/Linux, Gnome/KDE desktops are far more user friendly to me. I still believe Gnome/KDE have eclipsed anything Microsoft and Apple have accomplished in the same time period, but in the interest of honesty, I will concede my lack of technical knowledge, or programming skills. My two cents worth

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