> XP had the applications people wanted, that is not Linux fault.
> People just want their apps. So the Gnome people (Red Hat) should just stop all that nonsense and just write apps for Qt, instead of starting all over again on every possible level based on nearly abandoned GTK.
The logic doesn't follow. If people wanted XP because of the applications then what benefit would Gnome get by abandoning everything and starting over with QT? By getting rid of all your applications then you get lots of applications? Doesn't make sense. It would make more sense if your arguing that Gnome should be re-written using Winelib and Mono so that it gains greater compatibility with existing Windows applications.
Abandoning a existing and functional GTK-based platform for QT is what Nokia tried to do with their Linux distribution and it turned out to be a disaster. Now all the QT developers are rapidly being laid off, the QT copyrights are in the hands of a failing corporation that exists as little more then a Microsoft vassal and the people (KDE, etc) that depended on QT's propriety variants to fund the development of their platform of choice now are on their own.
Toolkit changes doesn't seem like likely to yield much of a benefit.