Why GNOME refugees love Xfce (Register)
Posted Nov 10, 2011 19:54 UTC (Thu) by cmm
Parent article: Why GNOME refugees love Xfce (Register)
The real question is "why so many GNOME/KDE users are not loyal to GNOME/KDE and are prone to jump ship at any provocation". Where they jump is less interesting; though the fact that there is XFCE is obviously good for Linux desktop market share, because else I for one would (this time) just give the hell up and buy a Mac.
And the reason why GNOME users are not loyal to GNOME (dunno about KDE users) is because there is only one opportunity to make a good first impression, and GNOME made a point of repeatedly blowing it. So it has a certain reputation.
And GNOME 3 and its Shell may be great and all, but the benefits (whatever they are) just aren't apparent at first sight, as opposed to the very apparent loss of screen real estate and panel configurability. And I wasn't inclined to look harder this time, maybe later. Good thing there is XFCE!
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