"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Editor's Note: The Four L's
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| I have come to learn to expect such behavior, even though
>| I may not understand it. Such are my feelings regarding
>| the current rash of KDE/GNOME bashing going on in various
>| blogs and forums. It seems that you can't post an article
>| about either desktop, however benign, without some yokel
>| using the opportunity to flame the other environment.
>| I am beginning to believe the real reason is fear.
>| Fear of commitment on the part of the applications
>| developers: If I code my app for GNOME, will all of
>| those KDE user not use my application?
>| Fear of obscurity on the part of the environment
>| developers: If KDE "wins" the desktop wars, what
>| happens to all of my work as a GNOME developer?
I believe both KDE and Gnome have improved vastly because of the
competition between them. I used to use Gnome until KDE3 came along.
I still switch to Gnome on occasion but my personal preference these
days is KDE.
I've played with most window managers / desktop environments over the
years. It is fun and I will continue to do so. The one that suits me
best is the one I'll use on a daily basis.
At this time it is KDE. Tomorrow? Who knows. All I do know is that
whatever it is will be better than what I'm using today. That's what
OSS is all about. Giving me the choice of what I think is best for me
and not someone else dictating what I must use.
> This also explains why this newsgroups suffers from Wintroll
> infestation. Linux and Apple kill the Microsoft ecosystem. The
> Wintrolls' involvement is merely an act of self defence.
It is more an act of desperation. MS cannot compete with the rapid
development of OSS. Proprietory OS's are a thing of the past. The
future for money making in SW is services and specialised custom
MS's cash cows, Windows and Office, are doomed. They are desperately
trying to adapt and find new areas to exploit. They are failing in all
areas they try. My heart bleeds for them. :-)
Security is one of those funny things. You can talk about being "more"
secure, but there's no such thing. A vulnerability is a vulnerability, and
even one makes you just as insecure as anyone else. Security is a binary
condition, either you are or you aren't. - Funkenbusch 1 Oct 2006