Hallmark called to offer us a bulk rate on "Linux Desktop Week"
cards. This piece from osOpinion falls under the "optimistic but
unhappy with the general direction" category of
Linux-on-the-desktop prognostications: "Linux needs to be a
different experience, not a familiar one with a better kernel.
"Gnome and KDE both are taking the wrong path. They are
trying to build too much into the desktop. In doing so, these UIs
are getting slower, and are bringing bloatware to Linux for all the
One thing often said about Linux is that it performs well on
older hardware. This statement is true. It's Gnome and KDE that
don't. This is not a good thing. Any reasonable machine right now
can perform basic computing tasks. Our desktop should make sure
this continues to be true.
The Linux environment provides lots of choices. Geeks like this
because they can get what they want. All they have to do is learn
how to choose. Average computer users don't want this but don't
need it either. It is better to have some basic tools in place that
are flexible, creative, stable and that do the job."
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