Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Dec 2005 09:47 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Without tip-toeing around the matter, Linus Torvalds made his preference in the GNOME vs. KDE matter quite clear on the GNOME-usability list: "I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE. This 'users are idiots, and are confused by functionality' mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do. Please, just tell people to use KDE." Also, "Gnome seems to be developed by interface nazis, where consistently the excuse for not doing something is not 'it's too complicated to do', but 'it would confuse users'." Update: More of the discussion here.
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In this corner......
by Walter on Tue 13th Dec 2005 10:19 UTC
Walter
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2005-07-12

The well known starten of Linux, wearing the shorts with the big K on it........

In the other corner: about 1,000,000 users with the shorts with the ugly foot on it ;) .


And yes, my preference is also KDE, but I do use XFCE on slower machines. I have to agree that the Gnome developers have overstepped their 'clean-desktop-policy/simplicity'.

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