shameful censoring of mono opposition

Derek Broughton derek at
Wed Jun 10 14:25:13 UTC 2009

David Schlesinger wrote:
>> and then he goes and creates GNOME while badmouthing KDE and splitting
>> the Linux community. with friends like him, who needs enemies?
> I've rarely seen a more slanted and pointless characterization of GNOME.
> I'm a member of the GNOME Foundation advisory board, and I take exception
> to this. Again, if you hate GNOME so much, why aren't you simply on some
> other distribution more to your liking than the quite GNOME-centric
> Ubuntu?

I'd just like to point out here that _I_ hate Gnome (I've tried to love it, 
but it won't reciprocate!), but Ubuntu is also the best KDE distro (except 
for the crazy Intrepid release, but my analyst says I'll get over that).

Anybody who would consider creating Gnome to be "badmouthing KDE and 
splitting the Linux community", just doesn't understand the entire Linux 
ethos - there were good reasons at the time to not want to use KDE with its 
commercial QT roots.  Those issues have disappeared, but Gnome stands on its 
own - as a perfectly reasonable (though ugly) choice of desktops.  Almost no 
Linux user really wants One Unified Desktop Environment.

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