Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Feb 2007 18:59 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Some bad blood between Linus Torvalds and GNOME developers is flaring up again. Previously, Torvalds has said that Linux users should switch to KDE instead of GNOME because of the GNOME team's 'users are idiots' mentality. Now he has 'put his money where his mouth is' by submitting patches to GNOME in order to have it behave as he likes. This week, on the Linux Foundation's (formerly OSDL) Desktop Architects mailing list, the two sides are going mano a mano." Can I interest you in a pair of these and these?
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RE[2]: Linus != Usabilty Expert
by gmlongo on Sun 18th Feb 2007 17:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Linus != Usabilty Expert"
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User interfaces are not designed solely for power users. Options added for these types of users will increase code complexity and can confuse the typical user. This is why they need to be examined and only included if it helps make the system better while NOT obfuscating it for the average user.

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