Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 16th Sep 2002 06:48 UTC, submitted by Cesar Cardoso
Red Hat "We see the desktop as only a piece of the entire operating system product; integration must extend beyond the desktop. We also believe that users care most about functionality and integration rather than the underlying technology. For these reasons, we have created a single desktop look and feel for Red Hat Linux rather than maintaining two unrelated configurations." Very good stuff over there from Owen Taylor, the Red Hat Desktop Team member.
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by yuri on Mon 16th Sep 2002 20:57 UTC

and not in line with where linux excels. Linux will never be a desktop OS, at least in the vane of the M$ products. As opposed to focusing on these two slow memory hogging windowmanagers, we should turn our attention to (and support) lightweight and functional managers.

I used KDE for about two years and dumped it because of bloat. I used GOME for about 1 year and dumped it because of bloat. Now I use one of several nice lightweight desktops and I am a happy camper. Linux will never win over those M$ desktop users and I am sick of getting sucked into the battle of those that try.

i completely agree. linux works great, xwindows is great, but unfortunately the whole xwindows world is a bloat. you have qt, gnome, kde, and whatever else... just wish xwindows defined some sort of a standart for desktop ui (i know, its not what xwindows is). i miss beos.