On GNOME's 10th anniversary, de Icaza and Waugh look back, ahead
Posted by: Anonymous
on September 07, 2007 12:07 PM
I totally agree, pooling their efforts would be great, I have tried both and cannot get by with gnome. I forced my self to use ubuntu for 6 months before going back to kubuntu. I then didtched this for PCLOS, which is who I donate too, they have a remarkable thing going, I see huge potential with them.
The only downside to merging would be the loss of choice, and like it or not choice is what makes linux strong. i.e. you don't like what ya got, change it then. Something Apple or MS don't have.
I believe it may speed up desktop development but to what loses, but one things for sure, the tools in KDE delevopment far surpass the gnome ones for ease of use.
I think evolution will lead KDE to the stronger position, but gnome will always exist just like the other leightweight desktops LXDE / XFCE who have found a niche, they just need to clarify what their niche is to survive, KDE's is mainstream OS Desktop.