Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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RE[2]: Duck and Cover
by allanregistos on Tue 15th Mar 2011 04:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Duck and Cover"
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"I've never got this distasteful attitude that seems to exist at the core of Gnome. It certainly doesn't happen everywhere in the project or many of its applications, but it does happen at the core of it.

Whatever it is, fear has been intensifying it. For all its flaws, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution on the desktop, and therefore, one of GNOME's biggest customers - certainly the most visible customer.

And they've lost this customer.

A big yes. Sad news to Red Hat, but I will never recommend Fedora(I'm using it) to corporate users(those adventurous managers) and even Internet Cafes and home users, but Ubuntu, since it will be the obvious choice which has a long term support and commitment every three years for a desktop. Even The National Bookstore in the Philippines was using Ubuntu, I am quite sure they use it in servers(not necessarily Ubuntu), but the point is the GNOME Desktop, which was the default shell of Ubuntu and thus making GNOME more popular to the public.

I am the one who criticized GNOME Shell's hiding of Power Off/Shutdown button, and this design I think was created because of their short-sightedness and their unwilling to collaborate even to their very own users.

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