Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 26th Dec 2007 09:50 UTC
Gnome There is a controversy in the Linux world. It doesn't have to do with Microsoft, or anything overtly technical. It may seem, to the outsider, the open source equivalent of the question, "Boxers or briefs?" But it's much more serious than that. More here.
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RE[7]: Gnome's Problems
by marcusesq on Thu 27th Dec 2007 04:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Gnome's Problems"
marcusesq
Member since:
2006-01-18

And look at it now, It can't even beat GNOME.

Ha Ha... Now I've heard everything. KDE has about three times as many users as Gnome, as verified by every independent poll I've ever seen. This gap will widen considerably as KDE4 develops. Gnome is as good as dead.

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RE[8]: Gnome's Problems
by Hiev on Thu 27th Dec 2007 05:01 in reply to "RE[7]: Gnome's Problems"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Actually no, GNOME is winning and KDE developers know it, but hey, juts keep living your lie.

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RE[9]: Gnome's Problems
by superstoned on Thu 27th Dec 2007 13:41 in reply to "RE[8]: Gnome's Problems"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Dream on. You can find Gnome itself agrees it has approx a 30% marketshare... http://live.gnome.org/10x10

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RE[8]: Gnome's Problems
by apoclypse on Thu 27th Dec 2007 05:51 in reply to "RE[7]: Gnome's Problems"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Do you have a link supporting this? Since there are so many of these independent polls as you say it shouldn't be hard to find a good credible source.

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RE[9]: Gnome's Problems
by segedunum on Thu 27th Dec 2007 11:18 in reply to "RE[8]: Gnome's Problems"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Do you have a link supporting this? Since there are so many of these independent polls as you say it shouldn't be hard to find a good credible source.

Over 70% of OpenSuse users are using KDE, so says OpenSuse's own survey on this:

http://files.opensuse.org/opensuse/en/6/6c/Opensuse_survey_102_data...

This is despite every review I have ever seen of OpenSuse telling us that Gnome is the default, Gnome is Novell's default desktop on all their distros, Gnome is where all their development input is going etc. For some reason all that seems to be passing their users by.

It's just another case of people wanting to tell us one thing, and the quiet reality being something different.

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RE[9]: Gnome's Problems
by SlackerJack on Thu 27th Dec 2007 05:54 in reply to "RE[7]: Gnome's Problems"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

If you laugh at GNOME thinking that it's dead then you better use another OS, opensource is about freedom, not killing projects.

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