Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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RE[9]: Sigh...
by Mystilleef on Thu 7th Apr 2011 05:46 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Sigh..."
Mystilleef
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Human preferences are numerous and subjective. I don't think the designers of GNOME Shell, or any good designer for that matter, believes in catering to individual preferences. After everybody's brain is mapped differently, however slight.

The objective of designers and engineers is to create the most efficient and effective way to accomplish a task. How you and I feel about it is absolutely irrelevant. We are just an amalgamation of emotions. And most of the time our emotions trump our rationality.

Mind you I don't agree with all the design choices in GNOME Shell. But I also vehemently disagree with the idea that the whole objective of software design is cater to individual preferences, yours and mine included. It isn't.

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