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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:45 am    Post subject: Linus' comments on Gnome Reply with quote

Taken from OSnews:

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Without tip-toeing around the matter, Linus Torvalds made his preference in the GNOME vs. KDE matter quite clear on the GNOME-usability list: "I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE. This 'users are idiots, and are confused by functionality' mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do. Please, just tell people to use KDE." Also, "Gnome seems to be developed by interface nazis, where consistently the excuse for not doing something is not 'it's too complicated to do', but 'it would confuse users'."


I just read this article on OSnews, and you know, it doesn't matter what point he was trying to make. With this form of lingua this guy is pretty much out of the picture for me. I've been using Linux for 9 years, and I want to switch to something else now.

So how is the Gentoo FreeBSD project progressing? Has anyone real life experience? Because I definitely want to stick with Gentoo, if possible.
Not that anyone cares, but he has lost all my support today, that's for sure.

Here is the whole thing
http://lists.osdl.org/pipermail/desktop_architects/2005-December/date.html#390
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, because Linus posted his opinion and trolled about it, you don't want to use GNU/Linux anymore?

To each their own, I suppose - I don't have a problem with the head of linux kernel dev being a smartass.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is nothing wrong with being a smartass! And his opinion has of course a lot of weight. Nevertheless, this childish and dysfunctional behavior is is way below of what I consider tollerable. My desire to switch to a different Kernel, and that's all it is actually, might be considered childish, too. But I'm a strong supporter in things and people I believe. I also believe in Goodwin's law :-)

Anyway, under those cercumstance I don't even consider MS as bad anymore. At least they have some manners. Maybe I'm just used to dealing with adults.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Gentoo Chat to Duplicate Threads.

See Linus says: "Use kde"
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