Friday, March 06, 2009

Linus Torvalds Switches to Gnome?

For years the fanatic battle of which desktop environment is better on a Linux desktop has raged on. But the KDE folks always had a trump card - Linus Torvalds prefers KDE over Gnome. But With the advent of KDE 4, which I like a lot, has the situation remained the same? Apparently not!

I used to be a KDE user. I thought KDE 4.0 was such a disaster, I switched to GNOME. I hate the fact that my right button doesn't do what I want it to do. But the whole "break everything" model is painful for users, and they can choose to use something else.


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What is the conclusion? We on the the open side of the software world all have one thing in common - Choice! Use what works for you!

1 comment:

Clem said...

KDE 4 marketed itself as an API as opposed to a desktop. That was just plain silly and when that API was stable with no applications built for it, they declared it stable and labeled it as "4.0". It was a dumb and stubborn decision and it took a lot of credibility away from the project. People judged that "stable desktop" as non-functional when in reality it was a very promising API..

With KDE 4.2 we're starting to see what a great desktop KDE can be and with the huge improvements it provides I'm sure it's only a matter of time before people who liked KDE 3.x come to appreciate the 4th version of this wonderful desktop.