Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:43 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Just like Eugenia yesterday, I also upgraded my laptop's Ubuntu Feisty installation to Gutsy a few days ago. The upgrade process went completely awry, though, so I was forced to do a fresh install. Not a bad thing, as it gave me the opportunity to take a look at Ubuntu's soon-to-be-released Gutsy Gibbon with GNOME 2.20
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The fact that many reviewers,not just Tom or ELQ, mention these things as novelties shows both the lack of depth in may of these reviews, the fact that Ubuntu has become defacto Linux for many people who have not had a chance or bothered to try a different desktop environment and/or the fact that many people have somewhat irrationally made a choice to stay with one desktop and never bothered to check back again whether that choice is justified.

What are you on about? I've most likely used more Linux distributions than you can count, and have actively used so many desktop environments it's not even funny anymore. I regularly use KDE, in case you want to know, and know it inside-out.

The new things in I mentioned ARE NEW TO GNOME/UBUNTU. When I'm (p)reviewing a product, should I say, at every new feature: "the following products already include this feature", followed by a list?

Come on now, your rant was way out of line, and makes no sense at all. On top of that, if you had bothered to look beyond your own nose, you could've seen this article was not a review at all.

This "allergy" that people seem to feel about running applications from both KDE and Gnome is a bit irrational, to the point that many applications are being rewritten k3b, Amarok, simply so that they can use the same toolkit. What a colossal waste of time and what a shame to see the free software community suffering from NIH (not invented here) syndrome.

I'm sorry, but simply DETEST mixing KDE and GNOME applications. I have my reasons for that, but even if I didn't - it's my choice, and that's enough reason alone.

Edited 2007-09-23 21:47 UTC

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