Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Shame, I like gnome3
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 27th Jul 2012 19:23 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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It really feels more modern and usable to me than gnome 2 does. I've unleashed complete newbies into gnome 3 gui and they didn't skip a beat. gnome 2 gave the same users some pause and took them a while to figure things out.

Having said that, I understand most users complaints about gnome 3. It takes a different mindset to use, or a ton of extensions. Most people don't want to completely rethink how they use their desktops. And honestly it isn't dramatically better after you do. I just like doing things differently from time to time. So I do switch between KDE4 and gnome. when I get a chance I'll give cinnamon a try too...

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