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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XFCE...why not?
by Ringheims Auto on Tue 13th Dec 2005 11:02 UTC
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To me I'd like to see more focus on XFCE. Not only for geeks or people with slow machines, I think it's just terrific with any configuration. You can have all the functionalities of Gnome/KDE (AFAIK, at least pretty much), and it's CLEAN, simple and intuitive. To me I feel it's kinda like the Firefox of *nix desktops. It's not made up of so many bits and pieces as Gnome/KDE, so the chances for bugs are also much lower and it's very consistent. You can argue that it hasn't got a desktop to put files, but if you take a look at many endusers' desktops and see what a mess it often is, it might be better to skip it altogether. You can have it anyhows by running nautilus at startup, but why mess it all up by doing that?

I say, Linus, swith to XFCE.

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