Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

Since using Windows 7 for the past few years, I've found myself much more comfortable in KDE when I have to use it. I know that's purely anecdotal, but really if you spend five minutes tweaking KDE and put it side by side with Windows 7 you would see a lot more similarities than differences.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Since using Windows 7 for the past few years, I've found myself much more comfortable in KDE


Same here.

side by side with Windows 7 you would see a lot more similarities than differences.


Even the case when you compare Windows 7 or KDE with OSX. They are all not so different when compared to GNOME 3. I see a pattern.

Edited 2012-07-27 22:32 UTC

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

But I'd say that it was Windows 7 designers who mimicked KDE ideas, not other way around. So calling KDE a "wanna be" Windows is wrong. If something, Windows 7 is a "wanna be" KDE.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

That's actually the point I was trying to make. Windows 7 to me looks a lot like KDE 3.5 with some 4.x thrown in for eye candy purposes.

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