Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Sep 2012 22:58 UTC
Mac OS X "A little more than an year ago I wrote my rant post The Linux Desktop Experience is Killing Linux on the Desktop and for the first time in 8 years I wasn't a desktop Linux user anymore. I spent about a month wrestling with Windows 7, but let's face it - Windows is ill suited for professional Ruby programmers like me (and it's ill suited for most programmers, except maybe Java & .Net I guess). Anyways, it was never my intention to stick with Windows - I was just doing my Mac due diligence. Now with 1+ year of OSX usage I'd like to share a few things about my experience thus far with you."
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Most complaints abt GNOME/KDE
by lawina on Mon 10th Sep 2012 03:54 UTC
lawina
Member since:
2006-01-20

This is not Linux's fault if GNOME/KDE sucks.
I have been using Ubuntu for more than 5 years. I have switched from using GNOME to xmonad during the last two years and I can never be happier.
Also nothing make you lazier than using apt-get install whatever.

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Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

Somewhat disagree. Gnome and KDE are mere shadows of their former selves, and DIY desktops can work, but the DIY approach is really not for everyone.

Edit: Xfce is a decent alternative at this point IMO, LXDE much less so. But for better or (probably much) worse, Gnome and KDE (and Unity, bleh) are the public faces of Linux.

Edited 2012-09-10 04:33 UTC

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