Linux and Main: The Future Belongs to GNOME; Inertia, to KDE
Jun 26, 2002, 22:00 (65 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)
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"Inertia is the most powerful force in the universe.
"Once things are done a certain way, headed in a certain
direction, it's really tough to alter them. That's what keeps
Windows on millions of machines whose owners hate that operating
system. And it's what keeps KDE on my desktop, at least for the
"I have been using KDE as my Linux desktop ever since the
day--July 12, 1998--that version 1.0 was released. And I still
remember my near-total delight in that gorgeous new easily
configured desktop system. My desktop had been AfterStep until
then, and while making a everything work with AfterStep was
certainly possible, it was not especially intuitive, and the
documentation was like much early Linux documentation in that it
assumed a lot of knowledge that many users, me included, did not
have. KDE was a breath of fresh air..."