Yes, I’m still learning for my exams, but this is just too important:
Through the blogosphere I got the news there there is yet another stupid, energy wasting flame war about GNOME and KDE. We had this already, so I repeat somehow, I’m afraid: there is no battle, and everyone flaming about the difefrences and the pro and cons is a dumb jackass.
In realtiy, the projects work together, and the users pretty often use apps from both worlds. Hey, even people who are very focussed on one of both solutions have a look at the other side once in a while and report about it quite excited.
So, please, if you are a GNOME or a KDE user: it is no problem to have technical discussions about advantages and disadvantages – both can benefit from it pretty much! But, keep away from dumb flame wars! If one person says “desktop a is slower than b” ask for numbers – I’m pretty sure he will not have any reliable numbers! The same is true for almost all other typical flame arguments.
So, to really make a statement against such flame wars, I would like to introduce two new, simple buttons I made:
Use these buttons to show that you are against flame wars – and that you support both desktop environments, no matter if you actually use their software or not. The best is to link them to a page which shows even more dramatic that you dislike these dumb flamewars, and that you will not tolerate any attempt to spread FUD between these both.
And yes, you can have the buttons, copy them, or link to my versions on my flickr page, they will not disappear.
Just make a statement against these dumb flames. It is time to show these people that they are not wanted in the community and that they are not part of the community!