Good KDE. Lame Gnome. Great Flame.

5 PM March 7, 2003

Found the article "KDE 3.1 vs. GNOME 2.2: How GNOME became LAME" by Nicholas Petreley on LinuxWorld today. I had no idea of the level of vehemence in the Gnome vs. KDE flame war.

A sample flame:

One of GNOME's biggest problems is that it can't make up its mind regarding what it is.

A random opinion that can only put one portion of the readership off-side for no good reason:

CORBA is Web-services done right — it simply doesn't do it over port 80.

And the lovely sound bite that gave the article its title:

GNOME has become a Language Agnostic Morphable Environment. GNOME has become LAME.

On the whole Petreley's article is well thought out. Contains a lot of information if you filter out the worst of the flames. I look forward to the reply piece.

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