Archive for December 14th, 2005

Linux Desktop Vs OSX/Win

I completely agree with what Gnome’s Luis Villa says here. The only thing he fails to mention is that in order to make either KDE or Gnome better, it’s not just a matter of making KDE or Gnome better, but creating an *underlying infrastructure* (kernel, daemons, drivers etc) below X and its DEs that work better and work FOR the user. No matter if you make Gnome/KDE work perfectly, if Linus continues breaking binary and source drivers with each minor Linux kernel release, or he doesn’t fix ACPI or unify all Linux distros under the same package management and compatibility, it’s all going to waste: the Linux desktop will never reach huge acceptance by ‘normal’ users.