Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:54 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Gnome "Theme development is a tedious and difficult task, and for the GTK devs to be so careless in breaking their API at every turn disrespects the many hours people put into making themes for it. [...] I was given to believe that this breakage stems from a Microsoft-like climate of preventing users from customizing their systems, and deliberately breaking the work of others so that your 'brand' is the best. Anytime I hear the word 'brand' being used in Linux, I know something valuable is being poisoned." I find the tone of this one a bit too harsh and overly negative at times, but his point still stands.
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MS like?
by Carewolf on Thu 8th Nov 2012 21:20 UTC
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That doesn't sound very Microsoft like, while not quite as customizable as Linux, Windows has always had a fair share of options. No, Gnome has always worshipped Apple, and are following the user-hostile approach of their idol, but without the talent to make hard-coded defaults any good.

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