Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 17, 2007 05:50 AM
I myself prefer KDE to GNOME exactly because I can customize every little detail I like... which in my opinion makes a software much more powerful. But nonetheless in order to customize something you first need to be familiar with it... KDE can seem a bit overwhelming to a starter. Thus the solution would be somewhere in between: having a base/easily configurable DE for beginners, but allowing more experienced users to go wild<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;).
But what I really don't understand is why people start arguing in such a matter over this?!?!? KDE is customizable, GNOME is easy. Time will tell which solution is better, or which solution wins a larger audience. I agree with constructive criticism, or even with simple criticism... until you criticize the work and not the man behind it! The project may be well written or badly... users will decide... but the coder should be respected for the efforts of contributing to an OSS.