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From GNOME to KDE and back again: old computing habits are hard to break

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on March 21, 2008 07:22 PM
> "I used KDE [...] I installed GNOME [...], liked it better than KDE [...], install Kubuntu [...], went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE [...]?"

This is the most stupid conclusion one could draw out of this. I'm sure you're not meaning to say one of the two products is better than the other, but I really wish people would stop uttering such statements. Software does not behave like numbers, they are not ordered sets with clearly defined "better-than" or "bigger-than" relations. Yes, you can compare the features, you can run benchmarks and get real numbers out of it. But never can you claim that one is better than the other without specifying a very specific context, a situation, an opinion. You just prefer GNOME. Go use it and be happy, help others use it and tell everyone that it's good software. I use KDE myself, because it's my choice, but never would it cross my mind to say that KDE is any better than GNOME. I also used emacs when I started using linux and after I year I gave it up for vim which I love above all now. But this won't ever make me utter non-sensical statements like "vim is better than emacs". You hear that a lot, as well as the opposite, but it's at best just plain stupid, narrow-minded and maybe even unhealthy fanatism. My two Swiss Cents.


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