Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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My take
by nt_jerkface on Tue 15th Mar 2011 02:02 UTC
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Linux has long been held back by the lack of a single desktop.

I don't think that is the biggest problem but it is in the top 3.

Collaboration among desktops still leaves a lack of a cohesive alternative. In this day and age you can't ask users to leave Windows or OSX along with their software and then explain how they need to pick from 1 of 5 desktops.

Desktop groups don't have a good history of working together so I don't see why anyone would assume that will change.

The Linux desktop is back to hobby status so I think it is better to just let them duke it out. Gnome 3 is a mess, KDE should just ignore it.

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