Linked by Allen Boyles on Mon 7th Nov 2011 09:46 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces In the commercial software world, user interfaces are generally designed by one group. Like Microsoft for Windows or Apple for Mac OS. Those desktop environments were designed by one company who did things like user testing and statistical analysis to try and make the desktop they thought would work best. Linux is different. Large groups definitely DO perform user testing and statistical analysis, but one group can also say "Here's what we want" and, if they have the ability to code it, their idea comes into being. It's pretty amazing, when you think about it. Linux lets people create what they want. If you don't like what's out there, fork it! Or start from scratch! You're in control!
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internet disease
by stabbyjones on Mon 7th Nov 2011 10:34 UTC
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Readers of tech websites have a real bad case of internet disease lately. Don't like it? Change it. Complaining doesn't help anyone.

I am so sick of hearing everyone moan about this.

I hate kde.
I loved gnome 2.
I like gnome 3 better.

Whatever you like is fine by me. I just don't care why you hate gnome 3. You're wasting everyone's time. At least mint is using the technology to extend gnome 3 into what they want instead of bitching about it.

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