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Re:Illegible Codswollup

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on February 17, 2007 08:29 PM

Apples don't beg people to use/eat them. Apples don't tell people that they are better than oranges. Apples don't condescendingly tell people to eat apples for a month, instead of oranges, and then come to their apple conference, at the people's inconvenience, to tell apples what people think of them.

Maybe because....they don't have vocal mouths?

From a design and usability standpoint, they are as different as night and day. This is absolutely NOT to say that one is better than the other...unless it is to say that one might be better than the other in a specific situation. GNOME has the "less is more" thing going on and KDE seems to go the other way and be all things to all people. For some folks, I set them up with GNOME when "they just want to get things done" such as my boss whereas my sister who likes all the foofoo stuff, I set up with KDE because she has less experience and frankly, KDE is more likely to help her if she gets stuck and I am 100 miles away. For me, sometimes as a developer KDE feels like it gets in the way so I prefer GNOME....most days.

They are different though and the analogy is apt, if your response is not.


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