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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RE[2]: Linus is an idiot
by Jezza on Tue 13th Dec 2005 17:10 UTC in reply to "Linus is an idiot"
Jezza
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2005-10-13

No, I disagree... Linux was developed for people who want an os like linux, not people who want linux solely if it's easy, it WAS created for techies, and there's no reason he should be forced to dumb it down, just because it's now cool to use linux.

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