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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RE: I really like Gnome 3
by Alfman on Mon 28th Nov 2011 21:49 UTC in reply to "I really like Gnome 3"
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"Am I in a minority, or are many more people generally happy with it, and just not making a fuss?"

Whether gnome3 is usable or not depends on personal taste and workflow. I am glad that you are happy with gnome 3, but even so, a lot of functionality was unnecessarily lost...functionality which was not difficult or even necessary to use under gnome 2. For many of us, this makes gnome 3 considerably less evolved than gnome 2.

The last thing I want is for the gnome desktop to be forked and exist as multiple projects as is happening, I would far prefer gnome 3 be improved by incorporating the lost features. However why are the gnome developers so adamant that we shouldn't even have a choice with gnome 3?

Mint's success has been driven by those dissatisfied with Ubuntu's disregard for user opinion. While the exact reasons for users shifting from ubuntu are open to speculation, I speculate the DE has a lot to do with it. The distrowatch stats have shown Mint rapidly overtake Ubuntu's #1 spot, and that speaks volumes.

Note: "The DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking statistics are a light-hearted way of measuring the popularity of Linux distributions and other free operating systems among the visitors of this website. They correlate neither to usage nor to quality and should not be used to measure the market share of distributions."

Edited 2011-11-28 21:53 UTC

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