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August 30th, 2006  |  Published in etc

A fifteenth chance for GNOME | Linux Journal:

Okay, I don’t really know how many chances I’ve given GNOME, but I’ve tried to switch to GNOME as my default desktop many times. I always ended up switching back to KDE (to be fair, I use other window managers, too, such as Fluxbox, which is one of my favorites). Thanks to the rumors that Xgl/Compiz/cgwd worked best on GNOME, I gave GNOME another shot.

I’d propose, based on my own experience during a bleak period in 2001 when I was both completely bored and being driven mildly psychotic by The Linux People, that anyone who switches desktops 15 times in any period totaling less than, say 10 years, isn’t having a problem with the desktop software so much as he’s having a problem finding anything else to do with his time.

The cure to compulsive desktop switching is simple: Have real work to do.

You’ll never look back.

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