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[2]: I've Switched
by fretinator on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE: I've Switched"
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Are you telling me that on Ubuntu 11.10, if I choose Ubuntu classic (neither Unity 2D or 3D), that it will be Gnome 3, but it will look like the classic Gnome 2 desktop (i.e., not what most people think of when they see Gnome3). For instance, I will still have my gnome applets such as GWeather and the Frequency Scaling applets avaialable? That's good to know!

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RE[3]: I've Switched
by Spiron on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 20:28 in reply to "RE[2]: I've Switched"
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No actually, sorry to get your hopes up. After this next release ONLY unity will be present, gnome2, ie gnome-panel, is gone for good and gnome-shell has already been laughed of stage. For Ubuntu 11.10 Unity3D will be default with Unity2D the fall back, no-others there except on the ubuntu-based distro's.

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RE[4]: I've Switched
by werterr on Thu 4th Aug 2011 00:13 in reply to "RE[3]: I've Switched"
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"laughed of stage" ? Have the Ubuntu people ever looked or used Unity (in any form or shape) themselves ?

It never ran stable for me... ever... even gnome3/shell didn't crash on me 2 seconds after loading the desktop on a clean ubuntu install.

Not that I like gnome3/shell btw... I find all the reinventing the desktop paradigm's horrible failures. All are terrible for productivity. (and on KDE4 they have poor performance, crash happy subsystems and poor pixel perfectness there always seem to be weird pixels and redraw errors on everything in kde nowadays.)

It's the same problem as with virtual-keyboards and touch interfaces. All nice and eye-candy, all fancy and shiny... but you cannot get any freaking work done... virtual keyboards are 66% unreliable and never fast enough, same goes for touch screens... ever seen somebody selecting a new stencil in photoshop with a touch screen ? no of-course not... for the same reason that nobody types reports or documents on virtual keyboards... it's slow, it's irritating and your thumbs will die long before you get to anything useful.

Sorry to rain on your comment... this is a more general rant...

I guess I really must be missing something because to me none of the desktops today are as productive as CDE (solaris) was or as functional as 3DWM (sgi) specially for their time.

(Yes this means XFCE is the only desktop environments that fits the bill for me atm, although I also happily live with gnome2 for my daily workstation)

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