Weighing In on Torvalds, KDE, and GNOME
Dec 14, 2005, 16:00 (20 Talkback[s])
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Free Software Magazine: Torvalds Disses GNOME and Recommends
[ Thanks to Dave Guard for this
"Recently, I've been reading Don Norman's excellent book on
design, The Design of Everyday Things. Norman is a guru of
usability, and I'd recommend his book to anyone thinking about
interfaces. What I want to discuss is not really KDE vs. GNOME, but
rather the more general issue of functionality vs. usability. This
issue is explored rather insightfully in Norman's book.
"To make a long story short, we should avoid either extreme. An
obsession with usability tends to result (as Torvalds argues about
GNOME) in a simple product without any unnecessary parts (i.e.,
Linux-Watch: Linus, KDE, and GNOME
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"'Mom! KDE and GNOME are fighting again! And Linus is taking
"'If you kids don't shut up, you're going to go to bed without
"It all started, like most family fights, with a little incident
that was blown out of proportion..."
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