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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RE[2]: Shame, I like gnome3
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 28th Jul 2012 14:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Shame, I like gnome3"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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Well, I didn't exactly mean that it was directed towards newbies. But it doesn't surprise me that they would have a better time picking it up and accepting it than those that were used to gnome 2.

Its different. I'm not saying that the complaints aren't valid, because they kind of are. It sucks when someone takes something you have configured perfectly for your usage and messes it all up. Having said that, there is a certain challenge in learning new ways of doing things that is exciting. Obviously those complaining don't relish that challenge. Which is ironic, because I had thought that challenge was what drove many people to Linux in the first place.

I do believe some of my friends mocked me as a newbie because I used gnome/kde instead of all command line.

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