September 19, 2002

Unified Linux desktop: good, bad or ugly?

"Red Hat has decided to configure both desktop environments - KDE and GNOME - which it ships with the next version of its Linux distribution to look and behave in similar fashion.

While the company has its own logic for doing this - argued at length by desktop team member Owen Taylor - the decision may annoy those users who long ago settled for one of the two desktops as a default.

Variety has long been one of the things which Linux users like and this trend towards homogeneity could backfire."

Link: The Age


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