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Mosfet.org: Desktop Elegance

Apr 29, 2002, 22:00 (43 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel M. Duley)

[ Thanks to ac for this link. ]

"Recently there was a Slashdot [sic] article where Bart Decrem, cofounder of Eazel, slammed KDE:

"'My big gripe about KDE is I think it's butt-ugly. The main reason I keep using GNOME is that the icons on KDE are aesthetically offensive to me. And the letter K is kind of offensive, it's not very elegant. There's an elegancy missing in the thing.' He then goes on to promote Lycoris.

"In a later slashdot comment he apologizes, says the only reason he said KDE was butt-ugly was the icons and other artwork related issues, and that KDE is a terrific piece of software. I guess I'm confused. Here's a person who spent millions of other people's money on Linux UI software when all he didn't like about KDE were the icons? It certainly wasn't Qt, he's now coding using Qt for Hancom and says "Qt is the building block for my employer's software, and it's a great piece of software." He says similiar things about KDE itself. The fact that he also says Lycoris "fixes" all these issues makes me feel he's just slamming the KDE project in order to promote Lycoris, but I want to get into the issue a little deeper..."

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