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Re: Gnome or KDE - why not ask?

On Sat, 2009-10-10 at 08:10 -0700, Marc Wilson wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 7:22 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan
> <pocallaghan gmail com> wrote:
> > There's nothing vestigial about it. Fedora is upfront about being a
> > Gnome distro which also supports KDE. For example the upcoming DeviceKit
> > stuff mentions Gnome components in the same breath as the kernel. This
> > is common in Fedora docs. I gripe about it from time to time but I doubt
> > anything can be done about it at present. The current state of free
> > desktop architectures doesn't seem to allow neutrality.
> Then step up and do the work, if you want KDE on an equal footing.
> It's not like the KDE people within Fedora haven't been saying this
> for ages and ages and ages.
> Gods know I couldn't care less about KDE, but the incessant "wah wah
> wah we're a second-class citizen" gets very old.

I'm simply responding to Tim's comment with my take on the facts as they
are. I don't expect them to change and I'm certainly not in a position
to change them myself, but I use Fedora anyway as it's by far the best
distro out there for what I want.

The perennial "if you don't like it then fix the problem yourself or
just shut up" is what gets very old, as do witty paraphrases such as
"you can always return it for a full refund". So only seasoned
developers get to have an opinion and the rest of us can just take what
we get and be thankful? I don't think so.


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