Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:56 UTC, submitted by Dart
Linux When GNOME did its version 3 and Ubuntu came up with Unity, the popularity of Linux Mint sky-rocketed, because they stuck with GNOME 2.32. The Mint team has been working on their next version for a while now, and today, they first unveiled what they're working on. There's good news - the team is working on making GNOME 3 likeable. Their question for this release: "How do we make people like Gnome 3? And what do we provide as an alternative to those who still do not want to change?"
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by Luminair on Sat 5th Nov 2011 18:18 UTC
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Someone can correct me, but it seems to me that the only successful GUIs the Linux/FOSS people have come up with are clones of Apple and Microsoft designs (and their progenitors).

So how confident is the reader that any given distro (like Linux Mint) can break that trend and innovate their way to something beautiful and functional and popular? I'm very skeptical.

Look at the hate in this thread for KDE4 and GNOME3 and Unity! And now Linux Mint is going to bat! They'll lose their heads.

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