Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:10 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux It is not too surprising that Ubuntu came in first in DesktopLinux.com's 2007 Desktop Linux Market Survey, or that Firefox was the topmost browser by far. More interesting is that for the first time ever in the site's annual surveys, GNOME surpassed KDE among desktop environments (45% over 35%), with Xfce a solid third (8%).
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RE[3]: Gnome vs KDE
by superman on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 02:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE"
superman
Member since:
2006-08-01

> He didn't say that Ubuntu was the major contributor of Gnome. He said that Ubuntu played a major role in Gnome coming out ahead of KDE.

Image Ubuntu using CDE/Motif, can you image CDE/Motif number 1 ?

Gnome played a major role in Gnome coming out ahead of KDE.

> As for his comment about KDE, I suspect he is referring to the release of KDE4.

This is more interesting than Ubuntu blabla.

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RE[4]: Gnome vs KDE
by akeru on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 05:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Gnome vs KDE"
akeru Member since:
2007-06-24

Image Ubuntu using CDE/Motif, can you image CDE/Motif number 1 ?


You're thinking about this the wrong way. There's never been anything wrong with Gnome, it's always been the users choice between Gnome or KDE. They're both very capable for the desktop. Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution, and the Gnome implementation is excellent. This is why Ubuntu played a large role in putting Gnome ahead of KDE in the survey.

Think of it this way. Internet Explorer leads the market share in web browsers not because it's the best, but because it's on the majority of computers out there.

This is just a survey, it shows you what people are using. Nothing less and nothing more.

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RE[4]: Gnome vs KDE
by bogomipz on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 18:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Gnome vs KDE"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

If it was using CDE/Motif, Ubuntu wouldn't be very popular in the first place.

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