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[13]: Sigh...
by Mystilleef on Thu 7th Apr 2011 08:44 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Sigh..."
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Well all products "FORCE" you to do things the way the designer intended on many levels. Take, for example, a vehicle. Now as a user, I might envision that the best place to put a steering wheel is behind the passenger sit on the floor. Don't ask me why, "it's just my preference." :-) But I can't do that because the designers don't allow me to do that. Instead these dumb designers decide to put the steering on the dash. Or a more practical example, I might prefer a 10 shift gear manual transmission in my car, but instead the designers build a stupid less powerful 4 speed automatic one in the vehicle.

The "job" of a good designer is prevent you from making errors and gently coerce you to use their products in the right way, the way the designer intended. So, yes, the it's the designers job to "FORCE" you to do things their way because they've spent countless man hours figuring out how to do things the right, most effective, most efficient and safest way, all things being equal, that you probably haven't put much thought to despite your subjective personal preferences.

Perhaps users should try to understand the design before the criticize or resort to subjective emotional tantrums about having things done their own way.

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