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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)

[ Thanks to red_tux for this link. ]

"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 moment.

"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..."

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