So, all though I don't normally care for these flame-wars...
I've used win7 , osx, and linux + cli, gnome,kde4,xfce,lxde,el,razor-qt,awesome,windowmaker etc. pp. and to be honest, they all suck at least at something.
Its the truth! There is no such thing as the 'perfect' desktop!
For me, I really liked gnome2, and I think if it had been polished enough and something like avant-window-navigator(the dock, osx strongpoint) thrown in, it could have been something really grand, but sadly history took a wrong turn, and now were in this mess, were NO DE meats it.
Win7 and OSX aren't free, but not only that, they also are flawed, for me most importantly because I cannot change how they work.(.DS_Store anyone?, or Libraries??? + more substantial issues which however wouldn't fit inside these brackets)
Generally with DE's were really lucky, and our 'problems' are mostly down to nitpicking, anyone who doubts this, should just use cli - cause that gets the job done, just not with much style ;)
I don't know why this KDE dev. decided to quit (for me, ever since gnome3, kde has been the goto guy, despite its problems), but I will never 'quit' using free software, as much as I can, I will never degrade myself by becoming a 'fanboy' of any freedom-robbing company, so STFU and get hacking!!!
I might ask what is with the thin skin here?
I thought I made it pretty clear that Linuxis still useful to me, it is just not the place for desktop productivity.
It isn't over top to express an opinion? Further my praise was pretty specific.
Originally Posted by ChrisXY
frankly I have a lot of problems with GPL 3 as do some of the kernel developers, with much of open source moving to this anti freedom license it seems to be out of place to whine about software freedom.
What's with the sudden disregard of the software freedom issue alltogether?
Beyond that are you even remotely aware of what Mac OS/X is and Apples contribution to open source development?
Isn't that pretty much the case?
And why can I summarize your post with "the open source desktops are a mess and Mac OS is better" without losing much information?
Boring? I'm not here to write my life's story, rather I just pointed out my experience on the desktop! If you had controlled yourself a bit instead of getting bent out of shape you might have noticed that I still use Linux.
You can write all day about your opinions about the advantages of Mac OS but I would certainly like to read more of substantiations of that opinions. Because on themselves they get quite boring quickly.
I love KDE but loathe Dolphin
KDE and Enlightenment are my main desktops, and am very happy with KDE except for one thing: Dolphin. The menus disappeared, and I have to go to Google to figure out even some of the most basic operations, such as viewing hidden directories. If a person developed Dolphin, then maybe the UI would make sense, but it's a royal pain for a newbie. Well, I'm not a total newbie; I had made peace with the earlier Dolphin... but only after turning off that single_click_to_open nonsense with a fresh install. Granted, turning it off wasn't a big deal, but selecting and moving files around is much more difficult with it on. Why would the default be having the single-click option on? That's the sort of thing that would be done on a Macintoy.