Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 22:34 UTC
Gnome The GNOME team has released GNOME 2.26, the latest release in the 2.x release branch. As everyone knows, GNOME is a multi-platform open source desktop environment. The 2.26 release continues GNOME's policy of incremental updates to a stable base, and as such, it comes packed with a boatload of new features.
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Ok now, but...
by Jason Bourne on Fri 20th Mar 2009 00:14 UTC
Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

It's incredibly fast how many self-intellectuals jump in here to defend KDE, I did not even mention KDE in my first post.

There's no denial: GNOME is the default desktop in the major distros. Now read right here: MAJOR. I ain't talking about Kubuntu, Xubuntu, ArchLinux, Dreamlinux, DamnSmallLinux, GirlLinux, Linspire, DoggieLinux, GodLinux, and still counting...

I am talking about the MAJOR... Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian and SuSE. Distrowatch can't possibly be the market share meter for these long dated and still widespread distros. Even Red Hat Enterprise counts... Now don't come saying that GirlieLinux ships KDE as default.

And one more thing to the KDE guys: Who ever is shipping KDE, is shipping KDE-old. The majority of distros is not shipping KDE-new. Don't know if that is a fact to be celebrated, but since you guys spend all day self-thanking yourselves to have written this piece of crap a.k.a KDE4.x.x time to wake up, KDE4 is not default yet, not only in major serious distros, but even small distros as well have not taken a full step towards KDE4.x.x - and this after MORE than a year after the KDE4 release. Did this happen with KDE3? No...

GNOME please, EAT KDE's lunch...

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RE: Ok now, but...
by dagw on Fri 20th Mar 2009 00:28 in reply to "Ok now, but..."
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2005-07-06

GNOME please, EAT KDE's lunch...

Why would you (or anybody else) want that? Why the antagonism? I use XFCE and GNOME, but that certainly doesn't mean I want KDE to fail. Quite the contrary, I want KDE to succeed and become as amazing as it possibly can. I want it to be become so amazing it makes me want to switch over. Because if it does then I get a better desktop to use, and who wouldn't want that?

Competition is good. Two desktop environments pushing and helping each other to become better is great. If for some reason one GNOME or KDE would fall by the wayside it would be a loss for all *nix users no matter what your favorite DE happens to be.

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v RE[2]: Ok now, but...
by Jason Bourne on Fri 20th Mar 2009 00:35 in reply to "RE: Ok now, but..."