Linked by thesunnyk on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 22:14 UTC
Gnome "Gnome 3 has received a lot of disapproval of late, from the Gnome foundation being charged with not taking care of its users, or losing mindshare, to Gnome 3 itself being an unusable mess. I've been using Gnome 3 myself for a few months to sort the truth from the fiction, and to try and understand just how the Gnome foundation expects their newest shell to be used. I will end with some thoughts on how Gnome 3 can be improved. The review will require a fairly lengthy preface, however."
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Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 23:02 UTC
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Gnome 3, for all its faults, isn’t that bad.

As a GNOME 3 user, I agree completely. GNOME 3 is not supposed to be the evolution of GNOME 2: making people realize that is it's biggest challenge. In that regard, GNOME 3 is fine, albeit still young and with a long way to go, just like young GNOME 2. I still remember cursing about GNOME 2 and longing for my beloved departed GNOME 1.4.

But there is a lot of valid criticism. GNOME 2 is being seen by the GNOME 3 designers as a failure, which is pure nonsense. And GNOME 3 designers seems to be completely oblivious to user's criticism. The GNOME 3 platform is wonderful, but it's potential might be completely ruined due to the designer's seemingly "blind and deaf" attitude.

I want GNOME 3 to grow. But I don't want it to grow alone, as a designer's experiment, out of everyone's desktops, hearts and minds.

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