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 Michael Salivar on Sun 10th Oct 2004 22:52 UTC

Windows will fall on it's own, eventually, I don't think anyone needs to worry about contending with them. That focus would just end up infusing GNU/Linux with a lot of the same problems Windows has, by following many of the same goals Microsoft followed. If you look at the big distributions like Fedora and Mandrake you'll see evidence to this (namely bloat).

Honestly, the average user shouldn't even need to worry about DE's when Linux is ready. The Distribution throws a set of software on the CD, the user installs it, and then upgrades and installs from their repository. If a distribution uses KDE, you don't have to worry about Gnome and XFCE. Is the community there yet? Not fully, but we're definitely getting there.