Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 21:04 UTC, submitted by suka
Gnome In a recent interview with the Austrian newssite derStandard.at, GNOME designer Jon McCann talks about GNOME OS, the consequences of Canonical leaving GNOME behind, the purported removal of features and the future role of Linux distributions. "I think there was a time when GNOME had kind of a crisis, we didn't know where we wanted to go, we were lacking goals and vision - that was the end of the GNOME2 cycle. So we pulled together and formed a vision where we want to go - and actually did something about it. And now we have been marching on that plan for quite some time."
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GNOME Hell
by Jason Bourne on Tue 21st Aug 2012 02:17 UTC
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Hint: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 will be based on Fedora 18.


Where did you get this from? RHEL 7 is schedule to land on third quarter of 2013. Why would that be based on Fedora 18 and not 19.

Like I said before, between these two 'tales' from different GNOME developers (one optimistic and other really doomed) I am more acquainted with the doomed version. People can't use the Shell for productivity work and I've know many people who turned it down.

Fedora is going down on linux usage ranks hand-in-hand with Ubuntu. CentOS has actually gone up quite high, despite the known ego wars within its community. Red Hat is taking notice. The Shell can and will hurt their testbed distro in its current form, so now it needs a revamp again.

The numbers are not lying. People are turning GNOME down. Being optimistic is just a way of ignore the real problems with the platform.

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