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A Tale of Two Desktops

Apr 27, 2007, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leigh Dyer)

"There's a split in the Linux world that transcends distributions: the divide between the GNOME and KDE desktops. That continues even as the two halves grow closer to each other through shared technologies. I'm sure my allegiances have been made clear by the many GNOME desktop screenshots that I've filled this column with over the years, but I certainly don't discount the efforts of the KDE project. In fact, I recently thought about just how far they've both come since their inceptions, and realised that for the many Linux users that have come to the platform in more recent years, the reasoning behind having two major desktops may not be at all clear--it's just something that's always been. Of course, it hasn't always been this way..."

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