Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Mar 2009 18:43 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Any discussion about GNOME vs. KDE is sure to end in tears. It's basically impossible to discuss which of these two Free desktop environments is better than the other, mostly because they cater to different types of people, with different needs and expectatotions. As such, Bruce Byfield decided to look at the two platforms from a different perspective: if we consider their developmental processes, which of the two is most likely to be more successful in the coming years?
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What About the Applications
by AllDayinVA on Mon 30th Mar 2009 20:19 UTC
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As much as we can talk about KDE vs Gnome and which one is making the big changes - the most important part is the applications native to the environment and their underlying quality. A user only plays with windows for a little bit and eye-candy only goes so far. I would like to see more investment (time-wise or otherwise) in the applications users find to be critical.

Real good photo manager.
Video Editing (PiTivi is getting more attention now)
Home Finance, Media player etc.

I personally like Gnome and just want to see it become faster and more refined. However, more importantly I want some real time spent in the applications and add the features to keep them competitive with their MS and OSX counterparts.

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