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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> KDE has also some serious issues being wanna be windows desktop environment.

Is it though? It's been said that some of Microsoft's patents even list KDE as prior art.

Yes it is. Some details and fancying out aside, the whole UI model is very similar to Windows (and with good reason - in the regions which can be largely described as the cradle of KDE, Macs generally hardly existed back then, it was basically all about Windows).
Just look how it started: - and it didn't drastically change since then.

Though I wouldn't really call that "some serious issues" - it certainly helped adoption, what they aimed at with such similar look (I know of few uni computer labs, of web cafe kind & at non-technical departments, which used KDE largely because of that similarity)

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