Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 26th Dec 2007 09:50 UTC
Gnome There is a controversy in the Linux world. It doesn't have to do with Microsoft, or anything overtly technical. It may seem, to the outsider, the open source equivalent of the question, "Boxers or briefs?" But it's much more serious than that. More here.
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RE[5]: not just Linux
by neowolf on Wed 26th Dec 2007 21:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: not just Linux"
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In other words, they avoided writing apps that a third party could write themselves, but decided to focus their attention to apps that are essential to the desktop experience, one where tight integration is a must, anything else would be handled by the distromakers.

While KDE definitely bundles more software than GNOME, some of this seems to simply just be a matter of time. Both bundle web browsers, full featured email suites, video players, music players, CD burning software. They're both trying to deliver the same thing. A complete desktop environment. They simply differ in their approach.

Personally I love and hate this, as while I love choice, I have too much positive and negative to say about both making it difficult to choose!

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