Kelly McNeill writes, "What upsets me is when I see Linux software developers actually striving to attain the very same goal that drove them away from Microsoft in the first place. Take a look at KDE and GNOME. While both have a pile of applications available, KDE applications won't work perfectly with GNOME, and vice versa. In effect, what we are heading towards is two 'bundled' application suites.
Why would anyone want to switch from Windows to either of these two desktop environments? If I was like most users, I sure wouldn't. KDE and Gnome incompatibilities give usersmany of the problems that drive us away from Windows." The column is at osOpinion.
May 25, 2001