Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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choice - pfft!
by stopdabombing on Tue 29th Apr 2003 18:27 UTC

when the author wrote he'd include only one desktop environment, i stopped reading. I am NOT one of those who "appreciate" having choices made for me by _limiting_. Yes, I realize that many hanker after the "simplicity" of having the choices all made for you, but that's not me. Different strokes for different folks. Yes, I know I can download Gnome or KDE - but if I'm gonna roll my own, well then, I'll roll my own and don't need his distro. To _me_, either you give me both the major DE or there is no reason for me to use your distro - I'd sooner roll my own. Fortunately, many distros do include the major DEs. So, for me, his distro fails right there. Not saying it is bad, just not for me. And that's how we get to the whole point of Linux - different choices for different folks - long live freedom of choice!