Linked by the_randymon on Thu 17th Jan 2013 22:19 UTC
Fedora Core "Linux fans hope that the interface changes in Windows 8 will drive more users to Linux. But the open source operating system is facing interface challenges of its own. Part of the problem is that - after so much controversy within the Linux community - there are so many interfaces to chose from. But the new version of Fedora - a desktop focused version of Red Hat’s distribution of Linux - is offering users an easier way to choose between the many flavors of Linux GUI."
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RE: Is this news?
by PieterGen on Mon 21st Jan 2013 15:22 UTC in reply to "Is this news?"
PieterGen
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2012-01-13

Freedom to choose the desktop you like is (part of) what makes Linux, ain't it? Linux (allright, allright, GNU/Linux) is a Lego-like system where the user mixes and matches too get the operating system he likes.

BTW, what the **** are those Gnome doing? The reluctance of users is not just "conservatism", which is essentially what they say. I myself am a 'power user' whatever that means ;-) Anyway, I work or have worked happily with i3WM, OpenBox with Tint2 panel, XFCE, LXDE, Gnome2, MATE, Cinnamon, AwesomeWM, Android "stock", Android "TouchWiz", WindowsXP, iOS. All of these are passable to good. Even Unity in its present form is OK.

But Gnome3 is "an unholy mess". Yes, bad UI does exist. Unity (first generation), Win8 and Gnome3 are just bad. Of course you can get used to it. You also can get used to crazy regimes, like in North Korea. But "getting used to it" that doesn't make it good.

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