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  • #31
    Originally posted by ermo View Post

    Am I wrong in thinking that the emphasised part of your sentence really ought to be considered a good thing from an overall quality perspective?
    Yes it's a good thing.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by zoomblab View Post
      AFAIK KDE is the only real alternative that is based on its own foundation libraries - and pretty good IMHO.
      Also Enlightenment, TDE, theShell, Nitrux (partly - it uses their Maui toolkit on top of KDE for some apps), Deepin, ...
      Last edited by Vistaus; 05-22-2019, 12:16 PM.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by zoomblab View Post
        AFAIK KDE is the only real alternative that is based on its own foundation libraries - and pretty good IMHO.
        And why would that be important? I understand the need for forks or creating similar software when something is bad about the market leader like in the case of windows as example or with KDE back then when gnome was created because Trolltech as evil company released it as proprietary software, you can thank gnome for pushing them to release the source code under a free license btw, but since they released the source code it would been best if one of the 2 would been died or at least 1 would become the clear winner and the other a thing for a small minority.

        But the reality is even worse than that, not only is as far as google trends at least suggest xfce the clear market leader still (but declining) and of course 50 other DEs out now since canonical backstabbed gnome, or likely at least partially because of it.

        More choice sounds good and to some degree it is, but choice also comes at a cost, not only are linux beginners confused but you have then 2 or 20 half done desktops that are both worse than they could be if all would concentrate on one side.

        So your argument that kde is good just because it's a alternative don't fly to well with me having a desktop alternative that is especially incompatible (different foundation) creates more fraction and doubles more work.

        It sounds to me that at least to some degree you would use / advocate for kde because it's a alternative and not because you think it's the better of the 2, as some sort of principle that you want to always use the underdog or something, which makes not much sense I would arge the other desktops are better because they use the same libraries that makes it possible to have more cooperation.

        Less fraction is a good thing, not a bad thing.

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