Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:00 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is sure to raise a few eyebrows here and there. Today, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Mark Shuttleworth held his keynote speech, and in it, he announced that Ubuntu will switch to the Unity user interface come release, for both the netbook as well as the desktop, leaving the GNOME user interface behind (but keeping the GNOME platform).
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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14


I feel justified in saying "GNOME sure does suck". I've had GNOME crash on me 15 times in a day. I can consistently and repeatedly crash GNOME, just by doing basic things. (and yes, I've submitted bug reports)


Now you are justified in saying "GNOME sure does suck". Before you didn't say why you thought it did suck.

The #1 problem with Linux is the incredibly hostile response to anybody who complains about something. It's like Nazi Germany.


No, the #1 problem is ridiculous comments like first one, and then acting surprised when no one wants to hear them and losing the conversation vis a vis goodwin's law.

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RE[6]: Comment by mrAmiga500
by sorpigal on Tue 26th Oct 2010 12:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by mrAmiga500"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

He should not have to justify his opinion. I think GNOME sucks, too, and I don't need every commenter who agrees to spell out exactly what his problems with GNOME are. This should not be a prerequisite to participation.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

That is not the kind of commentary that I find productive. Its an intellectual dead end, and an invitation to a flame war.

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RE[7]: Comment by mrAmiga500
by molnarcs on Tue 26th Oct 2010 15:02 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by mrAmiga500"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Adding something of value is the prerequisite of participation. "GNOME sucks" is crap, plain and simple - whether you agree or not is besides the point. It doesn't help with the discussion, it's a flamebait (and seeing how this thread is progressing, it is quite successful as such), it's not informative, it's not interesting, it's nothing but... as one commenter aptly put it - crap.

"GNOME crashes for me every 15 minutes therefore it sucks" - that's still crap. It does not for possibly millions of users. Again, comments like that add nothing to the discussion - they merely provoke "no it doesn't on my PC" responses, and again we end up talking about... what exactly? Surely not Thom's article which was about Ubuntu switching to Unity.

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