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GNOME and KDE battle rages on

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A debate sparked late last year by Linus Torvalds over the best Linux desktop environment is still continuing on blogs around the world.

In mid December, Torvalds, the creator of Linux and the maintainer of its development kernel, said KDE was superior to its main alternative desktop environment, GNOME. He claimed that GNOME has lost too much functionality in its effort to be user-friendly, and recommended that people switch to KDE.

"I don't use GNOME, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do," said Torvalds in a posting to a mailing list. "I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE."

In a later posting, Torvalds expanded on his comments, claiming that GNOME developers often remove functionality or refuse to add new functionality because of concerns about usability.

"Often your 'fixes' are actually removing capabilities that you had, because they were 'too confusing to the user'," said Torvalds in the posting. "GNOME seems to be developed by interface Nazis, where consistently the excuse for not doing something is not 'it's too complicated to do', but 'it would confuse users'."

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