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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Gnome 3.0
by senshikaze on Thu 7th Apr 2011 16:08 UTC
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First: I like Gnome 3. I think I actually grok what the devs were going for, and, considering the look of my gnome 2, android, and even OSX and win vista machines, I fully support decluttering. I have my problems with the software (I mean come on, it is a 1.0 release!). So this is coming from the perspective of someone who likes Gnome 3 and gnome-shell.

There seems to be two types of people commenting on this negatively: those who don't use Linux full time, or at all, and those who do, but don't like Gnome 3 and g-s.

The latter first: This has been in the works for over a year (GTK+3 and then Gnome 3), we all saw this coming a very long way off. And if you don't like it, fine, I am cool with that. I don't like KDE, but I know people who do like it. The wonderful thing about open source is that there are other options out there (KDE, XFCE, LXDE, *box, Gnome 2, CLI, whatever) and you can use what you want. Don't cry foul because a developer killed one of you sacred cows. It will be okay. Change isn't something to freak out over.

Secondly, to those that don't use Linux (much or at all): WTF? I mean, seriously, WTF? You don't use Linux! Why does it matter to you what design decisions are made by a community that you are not even a part of? I really don't see the fun, or whatever in complaining about something you don't use, and I am sure, don't have any plans to switch to. If you were on the fence and this sent you back to OSX or Windows, fine. That is okay with me.

Everyone has their opinions, and are entitled to it, I just don't understand all the bitching about something YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE. It is just a DE. Nobody is holding a gun to your head telling you that you have to swallow the pill.

(Yes, I know. The internet is a wretched hive of scum and villainy, and no one can agree on anything. But this has become ridiculous. )

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