Linked by David Adams on Sat 20th Aug 2011 15:38 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Editorial In five years, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst sees the traditional desktop becoming obsolete.
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binarycrusader
Member since:
2005-07-06

It's had a positive response over all actually and Redhat have been behind it a lot.

I wish Linux users would stop bashing DEs lately, it's really boring. Don't like KDE4, don't like GNOME Shell, oh 2 year later, oh it's not bad actually, I like it. It's the same old story, new DE comes out, some Linux user doesn't like it and uses another DE or asks to fork it.


Maybe some people are like that, but I'm not.

I've used GNOME since the early 1.x days and I've felt it's got progressively worse, yes, even with 2.x.

I don't use KDE either.

I only tolerate GNOME 2.x because it's what's installed on my workstation and I spend most of my time in a terminal window.

Besides, when Linus Torvalds himself says it's a pile of crap, perhaps it's time to listen...

Edited 2011-08-21 02:27 UTC

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thebluesgnr Member since:
2005-11-14

Perhaps you should have listened when he called GNOME 2 crap, or the one before that.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I've used GNOME since the early 1.x days and I've felt it's got progressively worse, yes, even with 2.x.


I actually liked GNOME 2.x myself a lot. I tried different DEs every now and then out of boredom and curiosity and still always came back.

Besides, when Linus Torvalds himself says it's a pile of crap, perhaps it's time to listen...


Adopting another person's opinion instead of making your own one, just because the other person is famous, is foolish.

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binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

"Besides, when Linus Torvalds himself says it's a pile of crap, perhaps it's time to listen...


Adopting another person's opinion instead of making your own one, just because the other person is famous, is foolish.
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But I did make my own opinion based on my own use as was clear from my comments, so what was your point exactly?

That you should ignore users, especially highly visible ones with valued opinions? Ah, that explains why you like GNOME these days...

Edited 2011-08-21 17:23 UTC

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Besides, when Linus Torvalds himself says it's a pile of crap, perhaps it's time to listen...


We're running out of things Linux *hasn't* called a pile of crap, so I'd not be stressing too much on that one...

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SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Linus has he own opinion, he's not a UI designer and I don't think he'd like desktop designers tell him his kernel is crap.

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tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

KDE 4.6 is really, really nice. It's a lot faster than 4.4 on equivalent hardware, they have a native Gtk Oxygen theme that finally makes all your applications look the same, and Activities is finally starting to make some sense. I've used GNOME and KDE both since *buntu 8.04, and KDE 4.6 is better than GNOME 2 will ever be at this point. I haven't tried GNOME 3 yet, and I don't know if I ever will, but that doesn't mean it's universally crap.

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