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Linux.com: KDE: Konspiracy, Kalumny, Konsternation?

Aug 31, 2000, 08:46 (51 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Master Sibn)

"A few important things the KDE team and its advocates should realize, however, is that although GNOME is now considered by many to be "the default desktop," that really doesn't mean anything. Consider that we still have the ultimate choice in what software powers our desktop."

"There is no anti-KDE conspiracy brewing; at least none with actual conspiracy coordination. I don't like KDE, and never have. It's not because I dislike the language or licensing (although the more I think about it, the less sense it makes), it's because I don't like the feel of the environment. If that's a result of the Qt widget set as I'll wager it is, then in order to fully win me over as a KDE user, Qt must be evolved out of the environment."

"Some conspiracy theorists have speculated (not altogether quietly) that the favoritism being shown the GNOME Foundation is mostly as a result of the fact that KDE is primarily maintained by Europeans, while GNOME is born in the USA. As an impartial journalist, let me tell you that I had no idea that KDE was from Europe until reading it there. I didn't know it then, and I don't care about it now. I will use whatever software allows me to work comfortably and in a productive manner."

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