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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RE: Gnome is not wrong.
by Morgan on Fri 11th Mar 2011 12:19 UTC in reply to "Gnome is not wrong."
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Although my opinion is that there even shouldn't be two or more different desktop environments for Linux, I don't think Gnome devs can be blamed for the path they have chosen.

I for one am very happy to have a wide range of DE/WM choices in GNU/Linux, and by extension in BSD-based OSes. If it were just Gnome or just KDE or just the two of them, projects such as Tiny Core Linux, CrunchBang, Puppy, DSL, GParted LiveCD and countless system recovery and other quite useful distros wouldn't exist. GNU/Linux doesn't just exist to serve the needs of the very few desktop OS-oriented users. It exists for everyone and as such, there are a myriad of ways to get information from the system to the screen.

Canonical can choose KDE or Gnome or whatever it wants to, meanwhile all of the above distros plus some (GNUStep, Zenwalk, Wolvix...) will remain in my CD wallet for whatever I need them for on a particular day.

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