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Re: shared file

On Mon, 3 Aug 1998, Stephanie Lockwood wrote:

> > On Mon, 3 Aug 1998, Donovan Rebbechi wrote:
> > 
> > > On Mon, 3 Aug 1998, Stephanie Lockwood wrote:
> > > 
> > > > I propose that an in-depth article for the users comparing Gnome and KDE
> > > 
> > > I am not sure that this is a good idea.
> > 
> > Me neither. Even if I have confidence that KDE won't do bad in such a 
> > comparison, it is a SURE way to piss people. Specially after some smart 
> > guy posts the URL to slashdot.org :-(
> I don't see why too many people should get offended, as long as it's properly 
> descriptive of both instead of a glowing endorsement of one and a put-down of 
> the other. The point is to make clear the strengths of *each*... if whoever
> writes it has problems bringing out the strengths of one, we can always
> take suggestions for improvements from those who would be so anxious to 
> offer them :)

All I can say is good luck :-)

> I imagine I'm watching a friend who is new to linux browsing our site, 
> when he gets to the X-Desktops part he would be like, "Hey what's all this 
> Gnome/KDE stuff about? What's the difference??"
> Either we should let him know that it's probably not going to make any
> difference to him except looks, or if it does matter we should give enough 
> info that he can make a somewhat informed decision; if it is such a heated
> topic he is probably not going to stumble onto an unbiased discussion
> elsewhere.

Indeed an unbiased discussion is pretty much nowhere to be found (I hope 
that sentence was english). IF someone writes such a page, he can count 
on me to try and correct any wrong facts. I will try real hard to limit 
myself to that, at least (I am having a good self-control season lately, 
so there's hope ;-).

> I haven't used Gnome myself, but I have to think that there _are_ some
> significant differences (not just the politics of QT vs. GTK) or else it's 
> kind of redundant for us to have both - we could just pick one and make
> it less confusing for them and less work for us 

Well, this is the kind of things where I can't reply or my non-neutrality 
will show and the flames start piling on my inbox ;-)

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