Linked by the_randymon on Thu 17th Jan 2013 22:19 UTC
Fedora Core "Linux fans hope that the interface changes in Windows 8 will drive more users to Linux. But the open source operating system is facing interface challenges of its own. Part of the problem is that - after so much controversy within the Linux community - there are so many interfaces to chose from. But the new version of Fedora - a desktop focused version of Red Hat’s distribution of Linux - is offering users an easier way to choose between the many flavors of Linux GUI."
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Rant kind of pointless
by cmost on Fri 18th Jan 2013 00:12 UTC
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The article seems to imply that having choice in Linux is a bad thing. I couldn't disagree more. I think it's great that multiple DEs exist and I don't even care that Cinnamon has forked from Gnome 3.x, or that MATE has forked from the reliable Gnome 2.x, etc. All I care about is that MY desktop choice (KDE) works well and allows me to be productive. That it does with aplomb. While ordinary computer users might want a unified desktop experience such as Mac OS-X or hand-holding while they figure out how to use their OS, I personally can figure out how to make things work my way myself. Windows limits that choice IMHO; Linux does not. To each his own. Long live Linux and long live the freedom to choose!

Edited 2013-01-18 00:16 UTC

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