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RE[7]: My complain about unity
by Soulbender on Wed 18th Jul 2012 15:18 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: My complain about unity"
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but I don't understand why you don't want them to have gnome 2

The overhead and manpower needed to maintain gnome2 by themselves in addition to developing Unity?
Maybe if the GNOME project had maintained the 2.x series alongside 3 it would still had been an option in Ubuntu.

Exactly, they did not give users a choice. I don't understand why anyone would consider this a good thing.

This is really nothing new. The same thing happened when distros changed their default DE from KDE1 to KDE2, KDE2 to KDE3, GNOME to GNOME2 or whatever. You got a new default and if you wanted to stay with the old stuff there was some work to do on your own.

I think this is bad for an open source operating system.

Much OSS software is totalitarian and has always been. Linus (dictator for life, remember?) decides what goes in the official kernel, Theo decides what goes in OpenBSD, Canonical decides the direction of Ubuntu, RedHat decides the direction of RHEL etc etc.

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