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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Re: RE: CSbinmano
by David on Sun 10th Oct 2004 19:30 UTC

SoulMaster KDE is good as a windows clone and it's definitely snappier

Sorry, but KDE is not a clone of Windows nor will it ever be. It looks more like Windows than Gnome does, but that's just the way things have gone development-wise (sensible existing de-facto standards where it didn't make any sense changing them - left/right buton ordering), and Gnome has gone out of its way to be less Windows-like. There is a wizard at startup that can make KDE instantly look and feel extremely non-Windows like.

but Gnome has a much better potential of surpassing Windows

So I've heard (and have been hearing for years), but in what ways will it surpass Windows? Why does it have better potential? If Gnome is a bit of a pain itself to maintain, then it isn't a terribly solid base to work on.