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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As for your specific example about picking files to commit to version management, I use the command line. Tab complete is a wonderful thing. And if I felt ordinary tab complete was too slow, I could add a bash completion function for SVN or GIT which would only tab complete modified files for "svn commit" or "git add"

I use tab completion all the times (I hate it when "/etc/in" doesn't tab complete to "/etc/init.d/" in Ubuntu), but in this particular scenario, I can just type "hg commit" while glancing at the status output, then double-click-select-middle-click-paste the 1st file with my mouse (huge target to select, even larger target to paste, so no precise mouse movement needed), press spacebar with my left thumb, then double-click-select-middle-click-paste the 2nd file. In any day of the week, I can do this faster than tab completion with keyboard.

The thing is, if a programmer doesn't embrace mouse as an inputdev that can improve productivity, he or she may not even know that such option exists. Then, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy where everything to do with a keyboard = fast, while everything to do with a mouse = slow.

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