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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tit for tat
by stabbyjones on Mon 30th Mar 2009 23:31 UTC
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this argument will go back and forth for eon's, I like that fact that KDE took a step into the unknown and i think that those partially to blame are the distro's that jumped right on the 4.0 bandwagon without thinking that 4.0 and 4.1 would suck.

if they didn't trumpet the coming of a new god in KDE 4 there wouldn't have been so much complaining.

XFCE 4.6 really surprised me and i think soon enough it won't just be third but part of the big three in linux DE's.

Personally i use GNOME but it looks like XFCE4 will be the evolutionary desktop for a while with KDE4 getting back up to speed. then with GNOME 3 a year away we'll just have to wait and see.

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