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LinuxWorld: KDE 3.1 vs. GNOME 2.2: How GNOME became LAME

Mar 04, 2003, 02:00 (51 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)

"Judging from the comments about my article last week, many readers seem to have missed the point. I used installation experience to draw attention to both the negative and positive consequences of the different designs in GNOME and KDE.

"What should have tipped off most readers is the fact that the very things I complained about--the GNOME approach of scattering of configuration files, the imitation of the Windows registry, the inconsistency of the user interface, the lack of features in the user interface, the lack of features in Nautilus, etc.--have nothing to do with GNOME on Debian. Unless Debian alone has a special 'crippled design' version of GNOME 2.2 that is based on an entirely different framework than GNOME 2.2 for every other distribution, then the issues I raised apply whether your installation of GNOME goes perfectly or not.

"Since so many people seem to have missed the point, allow me to elaborate on one of the core issues this week. One of my readers identified the problem with GNOME best when he said that GNOME is a Franken-GUI, cobbled together from disparate pieces..."

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