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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When will the "leaders" of open source get it? For open source to take off, they need to stop bickering and start working together.

The more that leaders of various large influential OSS projects publicly belittle others, the more they are blown off as immature children. They get the, "Thats nice, go run along and play now." Much like when Eric Raymond publically posted the ridiculous response to the Microsoft job recruiter, this is yet another black eye to the Open Source Community as a whole.

In other news, it seems like the trend recently is for the KDE lovers to bash gnome to no end. Kurt P certainly ripped novell a new one with his opinion piece full of lies and deciet on linuxtoday:

If you don't like gnome, fine. If you like to spread fud, post on /. don't make the whole community look bad. Thanks

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