Linked by David Adams on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 16:10 UTC, submitted by Sin2x
Gnome Linus Torvalds piped up in the comments of a Google+ posting by Linux kernel hacker Dave Jones to air his true feelings about Gnome 3: "it's not that I have rendering problems with gnome3 (although I do have those too), it's that the user experience of Gnome3 even without rendering problems is unacceptable." People care what Linus thinks, and when he ditched KDE for Gnome a couple of years ago, people took note. Now he's using Xfce.
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RE: arghh!
by fkooman on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 18:54 UTC in reply to "arghh!"
fkooman
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2008-05-06

Demand? Respect?

In GNOME 2 there were 2 panels, one in the top and one in the bottom. In GNOME 3 there is only one left. That's at least a win ;-)

Maybe you can create some mockups for how *you* think GNOME 3+x should look? Who knows maybe it makes a lot of sense.

Don't forget that you are not "the users", you are just one ;)

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RE[2]: arghh!
by TechGeek on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 19:57 in reply to "RE: arghh!"
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2006-01-14

In Gnome 2 there were 2 panels by default, but I could add or remove as many as I wanted. I could have zero panels. I could have also have many panels. The whole point is that it is brain dead to think that they are going to make one desktop that EVERYONE likes out of the box.










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RE[3]: arghh!
by lemur2 on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 23:46 in reply to "RE[2]: arghh!"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

In Gnome 2 there were 2 panels by default, but I could add or remove as many as I wanted. I could have zero panels. I could have also have many panels. The whole point is that it is brain dead to think that they are going to make one desktop that EVERYONE likes out of the box.


So KDE SC 4.7 wins hands down then.

Everything on a KDE4 desktop is a widget. Panels, taskbars, menus, icons, shortcuts, folderviews etc, etc ... they are all widgets under Plasma. You can "define" desktop configurations by adding, subtracting, re-sizing, moving and arranging widget sets however you like. You can save your desktop arrangement(s), and give it (them) a name. You can have as many or as few of such arrangements as you like. You can quickly load a given saved desktop arrangement onto any virtual desktop screen, at your whim.

You can make a KDE SC 4.7 desktop look and behave almost exactly like any other desktop at all.

It isn't going to be a desktop that EVERYONE likes out of the box, but it is arguably the only desktop that users can arrange for themselves no matter how they like it. KDE4 definitely is the only desktop that allows users to have multiple different desktop arrangements (and shortcuts and folder views and files on the desktop) that they can rapidly change depending on the context in which they are working.

Edited 2011-08-03 23:47 UTC

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