Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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RE: My take
by Soulbender on Wed 16th Mar 2011 06:48 UTC in reply to "My take"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Linux has long been held back by the lack of a single desktop.

I don't think that is the biggest problem but it is in the top 3.


I dunno about that. Five years ago maybe but not now. I can't really say I notice a big difference between gnome and kde apps when it comes to user interface and basic functionality. I'd say this is true on all mainstream distros.

Collaboration among desktops still leaves a lack of a cohesive alternative. In this day and age you can't ask users to leave Windows or OSX along with their software and then explain how they need to pick from 1 of 5 desktops.


Lets' not underestimate the consumers intelligence. Consumers are perfectly capable of making decisions between a dizzying number of other products like phones, so picking a desktop isn't that much of a stretch,

Gnome 3 is a mess, KDE should just ignore it.


On that we can agree. if Gnome don't want to play ball, f--k em.

Edited 2011-03-16 06:49 UTC

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RE[2]: My take
by nt_jerkface on Wed 16th Mar 2011 19:02 in reply to "RE: My take"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Lets' not underestimate the consumers intelligence. Consumers are perfectly capable of making decisions between a dizzying number of other products like phones, so picking a desktop isn't that much of a stretch


I think the problem is intellectual laziness and not a lack of intelligence.

The average consumer is intimidated by computers and is averse to learning new software. I would also suspect that the majority would prefer to have only one choice when it comes to mobile operating systems. They like a range of colors and sizes but when it comes to software they are resistant to anything new.

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