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Re: [News] Web Still Discusses Choice: KDE vs. GNOME

__/ [ Kelsey Bjarnason ] on Monday 23 October 2006 00:45 \__

> [snips]
> On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 22:46:50 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Better not let DFS et all see that one:
> "I did install SuSE 7.3 on a Dyme 166 MHz machine with 32 MB installed and
> I used KDE 2.2 from July 2003 to December 2004 to write my documents,
> develop my compiler and browse the web."
>> It all started with a flame in the announcement of KDE's tenth
>> anniversary. Been going on for almost a week since then...
> Twits.
> I dislike Gnome, personally, but would not want it to cease to exist.
> Choice, dammit, that's what this is about.  Choices, freedoms, options.
> If they want monoculture, they can go back to Windows.

Well, there is no perfect DE... no ideal distro... no ultimate filesystem.
One need to weigh the pros and cons of each. There are tradeoffs. Assuming
that the one-size-fits-all approach works is, at best, wishful thinking. It
simplifies production and maintenance, but it does /not/ work for the

Also see this article pulled from a fortnight ago:

Salesforce.com CEO: Customization is king

,----[ Excerpt ]
| Marc Benioff argues that Apex will let customers diverge further
| from one-size-fits-all hosted applications approach.


Best wishes,


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