Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 22:29 UTC
Gnome The future of GNOME - an interesting subject. GNOME 3 has been out and about for a while, and it hasn't exactly been a smashing success. One of the efforts to take GNOME to the next level is what the team refers to as GNOME OS - but in reality, it's a set of improvements to GNOME that are just as interesting to GNOME-the-desktop-environment.
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Gnome 3 Still Sucks
by Ninjawidget on Fri 10th Aug 2012 17:17 UTC
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The problem is that Gnome3 still totally sucks, and the devs won't take on board what the end users are saying, namely that they have taken away alot of the things that make Gnome soo easy to use. It totally sucks now, to such an extent that I no longer have it on my pc. I know a minority like it, and thats fair enough, but when does the minority ditate to the majority? This was why I don't use PCLinuxOS, its a good distro, but I can't stand Texstar and his attitude.

Now, at the mo I am using Unity, and mainly XFCE, which I have tweaked easily to match my way of working, and I am also being asked to help tweak others systems as well.

For development we use an unmodified Ubuntu system for servers, and Centos for the other servers, but nobody here likes Gnome 3, and thats a shame, but its true. We're looking at the MATE de, but don't want to have to rely on Gnome 2 shells, so we're also looking at Cinnamon, but thats got some quirks and useability issues.

Some on the Gnome lists have told us if we don't like it to leave, so we have, and no longer contribute to the project, I'm not alone in this, as a number of other well known devs have left or are in the process of leaving and just finalising their code etc so they don't have to provide anymore updates.

Also, when Fedora starts rumblings that they may well replace Gnome 3 as their default, you start to realise that Gnome is huge huge trouble.

Yes, they're staring into the abyss, but there is a lifeline, if only they'd tuck tail and accept they were wrong.

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