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ZDNet: It's the apps, stupid - Trying to pick a winner between GNOME and KDE is a futile distraction

Sep 05, 2000, 23:19 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Leibovitch)

"My personal theory about the current crop of 'reality' shows is that the viewing public doesn't want to see winners so much as it wants to see losers. Would anyone be watching that Survivor crud if people weren't getting voted off each week? I don't think so."

"It's the same depressing public taste for confrontation and humiliation that seems to be behind much of the recent news about the open source world's two favorite graphical interfaces, GNOME and KDE...."

"What was so broken within GNOME that it needed a Foundation to fix? How badly do the GNOME developers want to take the advice of the companies who collectively championed Motif, and then its mutant offspring CDE, as what the world should use for a desktop?"

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