Why GNOME refugees love Xfce (Register)
Posted Nov 15, 2011 3:12 UTC (Tue) by nevets
In reply to: Why GNOME refugees love Xfce (Register)
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personally, I leave conquering the LWN readership to others: LWN readers know how to install or remove GNOME. I'm much more interested in getting other users.
Wow, I think you just said it all right there.
The gnome folks are not concerned about the LWN type user, as they are the power user. They are more concerned about getting new users.
The reason I started using Linux, and also how I was able to get my friends to use Linux, was because I was able to show them how different it was from Windows and Apple. You could make your computer just that... your computer.
With the "one way" mentality, that also seems to be trying to play catchup with Apple, how do we expect to get new users? The comment I could see is, "that's nice, but I can do the same on my mac".
The only way I got users from Mac and Windows to Linux was showing them they had choice. But you are correct. I can still show them their choice. It will just be with Xfce and not gnome.
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