Torvalds Dumps GNOME for Xfce

Linux users seem to be interested in what our de facto leader uses on his desktop. In 2005 KDE users reveled when Linus said, “just … use KDE.” Later on in 2009 GNOME users returned the nose rubbing when he said, “I switched to GNOME.” Well, both groups can now sulk together because Linus has switched again and this time he’s “using Xfce.”


Yes, once upon a time KDE was king and even Linus Torvalds, the original Linux programmer, was using it. He said, ” I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE.” The gripe at the time was that GNOME dumbed down their interface and folks who liked more control usually chose KDE. As Linus put it, “This “users are idiots, and are confused by functionality” mentality of Gnome is a disease.

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