Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 21:49 UTC
Editorial "I used KDE as my primary desktop from 1996 through 2006, when I installed the GNOME version of Ubuntu and found that I liked it better than the KDE desktop I'd faced every morning for so many years. Last January, I got a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop and decided to install Kubuntu on it, but within a few weeks, I went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE, or just that I have become so accustomed to GNOME that it's hard for me to give it up?"
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As a test, install Fedora 7 using the defaults, then (post-install) try to remove the gtk-sharp and mono-core packages. Chaos ensues. It rips out half the system.

Doesn't that just mean that the packagers have done a poor job if you can't remove mono without messing up your GNOME installation >_< It's not the fault in GNOME itself!

It’s only a matter of time before the Gnome core libs will be mono dependant, I’d stake my life of that fact. I’m ready to ditch Gnome permanently.

Not going to happen. That would be a remarkably stupid move. And why would they even do that?

This guy seems to believe a raving lunatic here, and should choose his sources better. Tomboy is considered part of the GNOME desktop, but it is in no way a particularly important app and removing Mono will only make Tomboy defunct. It does not cripple the whole DE in any way.

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