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[6]: Sigh...
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 7th Apr 2011 06:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Sigh..."
UltraZelda64
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Wow, such blinding ignorance is mind boggling, and I've been on this website for just over 9 years (prior to the existing registration system that exists today). If you don't mind sunshine, us Mac users aren't all 'computer-illiterate users' who are simply attracted to 'shiny white overpriced hardware' (as your post implied) - some of us have IT backgrounds with many other users knowing how to use a computer and have indepth knowledge but no longer wish to play 'nurse' to their computer. Some of us are actually happy not to worry about our computers because some of us have other stuff in our lives to focus on rather than to be constantly nursing something that should take care of itself.

I didn't say that *all* Mac users actually *are* computer-illiterate--I implied that those are the people Apple primarily markets to. Obviously there are exceptions (when aren't there?), and different types of people get Macs (Leo Laporte likes them, and he's certainly not computer-illiterate), but you can't deny that Apple tries its hardest to dumb things down and make a walled garden where things get done *their* way or not at all, all in an effort to make it as "user-friendly" as possible.

If I were to brew a craft beer and advertise it with rainbow-colored zebras, I'm sure some male beer connoisseurs would try it too, not just the women its advertising material (including logos) might be expected to attract. Just look at Delirium Tremens with its pink elephants (case in point: I need to try that one...).

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