Re: Why not?
- From: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 06:59:34 -0500
* Miles Bader <miles@xxxxxxx> [2006 Jul 14 19:32 -0500]:
Steve Lamb <grey@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
Pretty and pathetic does not trump ugly and useful any day of the week.
If it did we'd all be on Windows or OSX. I said they set out to make a great
desktop. They did that.
Hardly. They made an "adequate" desktop. As I mentioned, the QT-apps
I've used all seem rather clunky. clunky == awkward. Unpleasant to
Most everything about software that appeals to more than a handful of
people is merely adequate. It's the nature of the beast, compromise
and all that.
Clearly all this is rather a matter of opinion; my only intent in
posting was to provide a counter to your implication that KDE/qt was
somehow obviously superior in functionality/usability, and that people
only like Gnome/gtk for "political" reasons. That's simply not true.
GNOME *is* about politics as is the rest of the GNU Project. So long
as that pertains to Free Software, I have no problem with it and even
support it. What bothers me is when "awareness" of causes not related
to the issue of software are pushed my direction. I was largerly a
fan of GNOME back in its early days until they set about on the whole
"bonobo" thing and that is where they really lost me--I don't want
somebody's personal cause/politics being shoved in my face.
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