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Why Linux Desktop Fragmentation is a Good Thing

Apr 08, 2008, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Every now and then you'll come across someone arguing that, instead of having several different desktop environments (Xfce, GNOME, KDE), their respective developers should team up to create The Perfect DE. Apart from the fact that this is just impossible, I'd like to argue that this fragmentation is actually beneficial. Benefits that go beyond 'more choice.'

"Let's just assume that, all of a sudden, some magical mediator appears out of the void who manages to convince the developers of the several different open source desktop environments that are available nowadays to work together..."

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