Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 18, 2007 02:50 AM
You know, I was a long time GNOME supporter but I have to agree with this guy. I too have been using KDE and it's better.
Early on, I liked the things GNOME was saying, they were going to use best of breed tools, integrate them all, etc.. etc.. Then they and the guys at E somehow had a blow out, then after the whole "skinning" thing kind of wore off it's just fastered. Eazel has died. I don't know that I can point to any real improvements in years, it's just different, I don't know if it's better.
I even like the mono project, I really like the concept. We need better tools to make more reliable apps. I kind of wish it was java but whatever. It's like the community of GNOME has fractured. There is this little mono world, there is this skeleton crew kicking dead horses around; meanwhile the KDE boys have built a killer platform.
GNOME is the debian of desktops. There are some good things but you only like it when Suse or someone else packages it up and puts the polish on it and the process is moving so slowly it looks like it has stalled.