Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 10th Oct 2004 05:47 UTC, submitted by Andrew
Slackware, Slax This is a message from Patrick Volkerding in regards to his thoughts on Gnome and Slackware. It was originally posted on the Dropline Gnome Forum. Editor's note: Pat has made similar comments to me as well regarding Gnome's bugs and maintainance problems.
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You have GOT to be kidding me.
by Flecko on Sun 10th Oct 2004 07:58 UTC

I use slackware SPECIFICALLY for the fact that its simple(nice packages, ncurses based install, no bloat, swaret) and offers Gnome, my desktop of choice. Bitch all you want about dependencies, blah blah, kde this, blah blah, whatever. I've been using slackware since the 3.x, always with Gnome. If patrick drops Gnome, he loses a paying customer, as simple as that, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't have too many of them.

This is all coming from an experienced linux veteran, and advocate. I hope he makes the right choice, as I've been patiently waiting for gnome 2.8 packages to improve on my otherwise flawless desktop.