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 Roy on Mon 16th Sep 2002 22:17 UTC

I don't understand why there is a need to make the KDE and Gnome desktops behave in the same way. If consistency is RedHats goal, why bother providing two environments. You can run Gnome applications under KDE (with Gnome libraries) and you can run KDE applications under Gnome (with KDE libraries). Why shouldn't they just pick one desktop. That way they can put all their effort into fixing a single desktop vs. fixing two.