Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th May 2011 18:59 UTC, submitted by fran
Gnome Something's - once again - brewing within the GNOME project. While a mere suggestion for now, and by no means any form of official policy, influential voices within the GNOME project are arguing that GNOME should become a full-fledged Linux-based operating system, and that the desktop environment should drop support for other operating systems such as Solaris and the BSDs. I have a feeling this isn't going to go down well with many of our readers.
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by fretinator on Thu 19th May 2011 20:17 UTC
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Really quite a dilemma for me, even without this latest discussion. I've been using Linux since 1994. Currently, I don't like Gnome 3 or Unity. My experience with KDE 4 has been bad, even just a month ago with Fedora. Basically, it looks like I'm going have to try out some of the other DE's. I've used XFCE, Blackbox, and many others. I just really like some of the Gnome Applets (like Freq Scaling and the Gnome Weather applet). I may just have to use Mint or one of the others that is sticking with Gnome 2.x. However, that's probably not a good long-term plan.

It really seems like users are taking a beating these days. First they decide we don't need menus anymore. Then, the conventional taskbar/start menu is no good. It really seems like change for change's sake.

Of course, I'm old.

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