Desktop wars

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Desktop wars may refer to:

  • The debate among Linux users and developers as to which Linux desktop environment is best; generally, the wars are fought over KDE and GNOME, although alternatives such as Xfce are tossed in the mix. For the most part, it is friendly competition between the two, but occasionally, there have been cases in which aspects of the development of desktop environments have been criticised, such as by Linus Torvalds.[1][2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Corbet, Jonathan (2005-12-13). "GNOME v. KDE, December 2005 edition". Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  2. ^ Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (2007-02-23). "Linus versus GNOME". Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  3. ^ Edge, Jake (2009-01-28). "KDE 4, distributors, and bleeding-edge software". Retrieved 2010-07-24.