Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Apr 2011 18:30 UTC, submitted by Megatux
Gnome Ars has reviewed GNOME 3.0, and concludes: "The solid technical work that has been done under the hood really complements the new user experience features in GNOME 3.0. Despite some of the gaps in the feature set, I think that the environment and the new shell is a good starting point for building something even better. The GNOME contributors will be able to iterate on the design and move it forward in future updates."
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RE[2]: Soooo ....
by sorpigal on Tue 12th Apr 2011 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Soooo ...."
sorpigal
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Mac OS X and GNOME share something in that regard: as long as you like what someone else decided it should be like, you're fine. I find the very idea that someone else's choices are more important than mine, to the point where they choose for me, to be abhorrent. If being a "power user" means placidly accepting the dictates of some remote designer or developer, then GNOME is for power users.

Incidentally "power user" has never meant "able to use the desktop effectively." It means someone who uses more features, demands more features and generally exercises his software to its limits. For a power user it isn't about something being "enough for my needs" but about things being there. Why climb the mountain? Why overclock the CPU? Why push the limits? Because you can. That's a power user.

Not that GNOME doesn't cater to such people to some extent; gnome-do comes to mind as a definite power user tool.

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