Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Mar 2011 12:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y If you were, you know, living your lives, you've probably missed it, but old fires are burning brightly once again: there's somewhat of a falling-out going on between KDE and GNOME, with Canonical siding squarely with... KDE. The issue seems to revolve around GNOME's lack of collaboration, as explained by KDE's Aaron Seigo.
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Honestly...
by Jason Bourne on Thu 10th Mar 2011 19:11 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

Is there anyone here sick and tired of GNOME/Canonical/KDE war? Let GNOME guys shoot themselves in the face, for goodness sake. Can't we just have something different from KDE or GNOME that will just overthrow these fights and render this desktop war over once for all? Why XFCE, Fluxbox, Enlightenment, etc aren't just paying attention to this and come with a breakthrough to save us.

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RE: Honestly...
by Peter Besenbruch on Thu 10th Mar 2011 19:25 in reply to "Honestly... "
Peter Besenbruch Member since:
2006-03-13

Why XFCE, Fluxbox, Enlightenment, etc aren't just paying attention to this and come with a breakthrough to save us.


Because they haven't got the usage share that Gnome and KDE have. Instead, what you see is the little guys trying to be compatible with Free Desktop specs, while allowing their users to add features from Gnome or KDE (mostly Gnome) to fill in any desktop gaps.

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RE[2]: Honestly...
by segedunum on Sat 12th Mar 2011 00:17 in reply to "RE: Honestly... "
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

They're also desktops where people tip their hat to them.......until they realise that they don't have the functionality of the two main desktops and they are called 'lightweight' for a reason.

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