Linked by David Adams on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 16:10 UTC, submitted by Sin2x
Gnome Linus Torvalds piped up in the comments of a Google+ posting by Linux kernel hacker Dave Jones to air his true feelings about Gnome 3: "it's not that I have rendering problems with gnome3 (although I do have those too), it's that the user experience of Gnome3 even without rendering problems is unacceptable." People care what Linus thinks, and when he ditched KDE for Gnome a couple of years ago, people took note. Now he's using Xfce.
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Someone who knows when he doesn't like something, and has a strong opinion about it. Same as Torvalds, if he doesn't like it, it will be known. Linus however can't just enforce these changes, the other guy can (and does), and it's making the company billions...

Anyway, I have much respect for Linus. Throughout the years, I've yet to encounter a statement of him I didn't agree with. I however have turned my back on "linux on the desktop" completely, I currently only run an Ubuntu in vmware for development purposes, running a massive amount of consoles on my work laptop (running Windows 7). I haven't tried KDE since the 3.x series, and the only thing I did on my Ubuntu running Gnome (no idea what version) is starting a terminal and launching QT creator, so I can't really say if Linus is right or not, but I do tend to believe him.

I do love Linux though for everything else. For servers, it's just a joy to work with, but the desktop experience? It has massively improved, but still feels limited and weird. It's strange when you have powershell in windows, know it pretty well and then almost never use it, while on Linux, I do pretty much _everything_ in bash. On a mac, same situation as in windows, and there I have a complete bash shell. That must say something about the GUI right?

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