Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 20th Jul 2004 18:50 UTC, submitted by Jono Bacon
Linux Jono Bacon has written an article on my O'Reilly Blog called The path to unified interaction which looks at the challenges of making our software work natively in the different desktop environments on Linux. Do you think this is something we should strive for, and if so, do you think it is technically possible?
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@RideEmPony
by A nun, he moos on Tue 20th Jul 2004 21:19 UTC

I disagree, Mozilla is not better than Konqueror. Konq is an all-in-one browsing swiss knife, which turns out to be extremely useful.

As far as commercial distros are concerned, you conveniently ignore "home" distros such as Linspire, Lycoris, Xandros and (to a lesser extend) Mandrake, which all have KDE as their default DE... Meanwhile, SuSE still has KDE as a default, even though they bought Ximian.

Also, the "popularity" argument is kinda weak...after all, Linux only has 2.5% of the market, so why bother using it instead of Windows? Not to mention all the "big firms" behind Windows.

I'll let you in on a little secret: it's not only the big firms that drive Linux forward, but the users and independent developers as well.

Anyway, I really don't think that GNOME holds more market share than KDE...in any case, they're both very good DEs which are both evolving at a fast pace (albeit in slightly different versions). I don't understand this obsession with only having one DE...competition is good, it drives the respective DE team to outdo themselves.

Don't try to fix what ain't broken...