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QDevBlog: KDE, Ease-of-Use, and the Year of the Linux Desktop

Dec 24, 2005, 09:00 (44 Talkback[s])

"The recent discussions on KDE versus other Linux desktops--accidentally started by KDE-user Linus Torvalds--showed an interesting new development in the eternal debate. First of all it didn't come as a surprise that Linus uses KDE, after all Fritz Elfert made it very clear back in 1996 that KDE stands for 'Kernel-Hackers' Desktop Environment,' when Kalle and the German IT press still pushed 'Kalle Dalheimer Experience.' What came as a surprise was that the old GUI versus command line discussion against KDE, that later turned into a Free Software versus Lesser Free Software dispute, now changed shape again. The fashion of the day is: complicated power user environment versus user-friendly simplicity..."

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