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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by Mike on Sun 10th Oct 2004 17:01 UTC

I don't think it's a childish opinion to want KDE and Gnome gone.

Slack has always been agnostic about DM/WM. To cut out Gnome is be no longer agnostic, which changes one of slack's selling points.

Plus, it's a good oppurtunity to save patrick some time and get better desktop consistency overall by outsourcing the desktop portion of Slackware, leaving Patrick to do what he's always been good at, a stable, streamlined, unix-like linux based OS.