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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It's just one man's opinion
by vitae on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 20:55 UTC
vitae
Member since:
2006-02-20

It may be Linus, but still just a personal preference. If he puts forth the opinion that strawberry ice cream is better than chocolate, will that be news too? Important thing is that we have different options, and have the luxury of arguing various DEs against each other. With Windows and OS X, you're expected to do it their way whether it suits you or not.

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RE: It's just one man's opinion
by Praxis on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 21:01 in reply to "It's just one man's opinion"
Praxis Member since:
2009-09-17

It may be Linus, but still just a personal preference. If he puts forth the opinion that strawberry ice cream is better than chocolate, will that be news too?


Pretty much. If its in any way related to tech Linus's opinon always make headlines (in our very small corner of the web). It doesn't hurt that it seems people are always itching for a good DE war. If he has mentioned his browser preference we would be having a Chrome/Firefox debate right now.

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Pretty much. If its in any way related to tech Linus's opinon always make headlines.


I think it's his hobby... whenever he's bored, he throws a firebomb onto the net, to liven things up... ;)

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