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Desktop Wars Part MMVII... This Time, It's Personal

Feb 21, 2007, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Roberts)

Free Software Magazine: Gnome vs KDE

"It appears this old argument is flaring up again. On Linux.com there was an article discussing some recent posts on the Linux Foundation's Desktop Architects mailing list: Christian Schaller suggested Linus Torvalds should try using Gnome for a month and then report back on his experiences at the forthcoming GAUDEC conference in the UK. Inspired by this I've decided to take up the challenge â€" all be it in the opposite direction (and I won't be reporting back at GAUDEC!).

"I haven't used KDE in well over a year, and when I did I only used it for a few days, so I have very few expectations about what I'm going to find..."

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OSNews: GNOME, KDE: Can't We All Just Get Along?

"What is wrong with KDE 3.x? What is wrong with GNOME 2.8+? These seem to be the two questions arising from the recent revival of Linus vs. GNOME spat. We all know the history; Linus called the GNOME guys 'interface nazis' and advised Linux users to use KDE, which resulted in the longest comment thread on OSNews ever. That kind of fizzled out, only to be brought to light again by Linus submitting a few patches to make GNOME behave more like he wants it to behave.

"Which is a good thing. This is what open source is about, right...?"

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