Kevin Dupuy wrote:
On Sun, 2008-07-27 at 20:25 -0500, Bryen wrote:
Twice this past weekend, I've come across people in #suse saying "If you want to use GNOME" go to another distro. Each time I confronted them, they have not been able to back up their statement. Both times, it was an entirely different person mentioning it.
I'm concerned with how this is happening. Twice in one weekend is a little too close for comfort for me. Is this a growing notion among non-GNOME users? Is there FUD being spread about openSUSE-GNOME? I don't know. But we should be aware that it is happening and try to nip it in the bud when possible.
Allowing this to be a widespread belief is not in anyone at openSUSE's best interests, no matter how false this premise is.
There are a lot of KDE fanboys and fangirls on #suse, so I don't know if it's *increasing*, but it is there and a problem.
As far as FUD, besides the old crap about Mono, I don't know of any. But if I do hear anything, I'll definitely try to nip it in the bud (and shove it down a well. I just like to make sure it down ;-))
I have seen this as well...many times on #suse. Often people ask questions, are given "KDE solutions", then when the user states they are using GNOME they are either ridiculed or ignored. It really makes me sad, because otherwise, the openSUSE community is great.
Just wanted to put in my $0.02 since I've seen the same thing going on as well, but didn't put 2 and 2 together until I read this.