Is KDE on Fedora really that bad?

Roo oscosc at
Fri Nov 3 02:28:14 UTC 2006

On Thu, 02 Nov 2006 15:09:19 -0500, Ric Moore wrote:

> The sad thing is that if you venture into the KDE IRC list and mention
> Fedora or RedHat, the crowd gets a little ugly, like real fast.

Yes... well... after the many technical reasons why I don't use KDE, comes
the problem with its userbase... which is often appears to be made up of
rabid teenagers with huge chips on their shoulders. Any KDE poster is
contractually bound to mention how much "GNOME is tha sucks... and KDE
roxx," and probably burble something about "KIO Slaves", and finish off
with a rant about Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and, lately since they went
GNOME, Novell.

It's a kind of institutional idiocy that KDE has always suffered from, and
it's gotten worse as GNOME has overtaken it. I'm amazed that any Red Hat
engineer ever managed to hold his nose long enough to deal with the KDE
hordes for more than two minutes.

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