"Thanks to the recent press releases at LinuxWorld regarding
the GNOME foundation, some journals have already written off KDE.
The reason for the write off has nothing to do with reality and
everything to do with a narrow vision of computing's
"history". From their point of view, Windows won the desktop
"war" and the huge (minority) of Mac users and the small (growing)
band of Linux end users simply don't exist. So they expect that
just one single desktop environment will survive in the Linux world
and, thanks to the money going into it, they believe it will be
"I think that both GNOME *and* KDE will survive and ultimately
thrive and some of my reasons (in no particular order) are
"1) The promises of what GNOME will deliver will take time to
come on stream and meanwhile KDE will continue to be improved. Many
people wanting jam today will use KDE and having become used to it
won't want to change."
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