Leon Brooks wrote:
Now, the choice isn't so clear. On one side, Gnome seems to be improving faster than KDE, and the Enlightenment that it's based on improves as well.
Well, two points; First, all major development on KDE has been towards KDE2, so if you're running KDE1.x (which you would be with Mandrake) you will notice no major improvements. For an accurate comparison of the state of the art, you need to compare a KDE2 beta with HelixGnome.
Point 2: HelixGnome has dropped enlightenment as the default window manager - and just as well for reasons I won't go into here.
In contrast, consider the swiss army mail client being spawned by the Magellan project. This mail client is clearly
intended to replace Outlook. It looks and feels somewhat like Outlook.
It's quite clearly single-purpose, quite clearly wants to be Outlook. But it's not that much more extensible than
Er..pardon? My understanding is that Magellan is supposed to be a Lotus Notes for Linux. I'd say it looks and feels like Notes not Outlook.
In fact, the Evolution project (by Helixcode) looks far more like outlook than Magellan does.
If you're going to be so subjective in your analysis, at least try to get your facts straight.