Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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Lessons learned
by kurkosdr on Mon 28th Nov 2011 07:49 UTC
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Lesson learned from the Gnome 3 debacle: If you are not a professional UI designer, you may stick into copying (Gnome 2 is a copy of early macs, KDE a copy of Windows)

Lesson learned from the Unity debacle: Make sure you have the resources to make something before you start making it.

Am I the only one who thinks Linux Desktop might actually stand a chance if people kept refining 10.10 (solving the update and break problem, make things better for the developer etc) instead of jerking with new UIs?

Edited 2011-11-28 07:52 UTC

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