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January 26, 2009

So it’s Gnome, Linus?

Filed under: Tech — Tags: , — od @ 10:17 am

So much of his Nazi comment that ruffles the feathers of GNOME community last time.

I have always been a loyal user of XFCE4, but if I had my druthers between Gnome and KDE, I’d prefer Gnome. KDE is nice, I love some of KDE apps, but imho, it’s kinda bloated. Very pretty, way prettier than Gnome, but bloated. But of course, I’d go for Enlightenment if I want some real fancy stuff on my desktop.

Anyways, am not any DE/WM fanatic. I just love to keep my desktop clean and minimal.

I lol’ed.



Source: Q&A: Linux founder Linus Torvalds talks about open-source identity

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4 Comments »

  1. I was a really big fan of KDE a few years ago, when Gnome didn’t really have the tools that made KDE easier to get along with, but, now both desktops have easy things, like auto mounting of inserted flash drives, etc, that I came to like Gnome more than KDE.

    I decided that the huge amount of configurability made KDE too busy and, since the spartan and stubborn Gnome was a thing of the past, I began to favor Gnome.

    I had a fun time with XFCE (used every version since it was originally created – before Thunar was written), but Gnome and XFCE seem to load and function with about the same amount of speed and load. Since Gnome had a few integrations that I prefered, I’ve still leaned in its direction.

    I don’t blame Linus for switching. KDE has become the spartan, useless, and stubborn pig that Gnome used to be.

    Sometimes I just have to ditch them all and go back to IceWM or Fluxbox, just see what speed and features really are!

    Comment by MrCorey — January 27, 2009 @ 11:47 am

  2. Oh I love the easy automounting of USB drives in Gnome! To me that is its prime advantage. But the beauty and simplicity of WindowMaker along with the wmdrawer program have proved to be a realiable and handy way of having speed and features using a low memory footprint!

    Comment by devin — January 27, 2009 @ 11:52 am

  3. I find that while Gnome is a perfectly usable desktop, I know where my stuff is with KDE so can’t see me switching. Anyway, I’m sure that once KDE is up to the standards of Linus he’ll go back to it after roundly flaming Gnome 🙂

    Comment by Ray — January 27, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

  4. Gnome or KDE, they’re both good and they were developed by users to users and it involves lots of painstaking effort. And Linus’s trolling comment slandered the open source followers especially those GUI developers and that kills me. It is beyond my comprehension. And for that, Theo de Raadt rocks. Lol.

    Anyways, I think I should spend more time with Fluxbox. And am planning to try awesome because oh well.. the ‘awesome’ name is very intriguing.

    Comment by od — January 28, 2009 @ 5:08 am


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