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[3]: I've Switched
by Delgarde on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 22:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I've Switched"
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I like Unity. The Windows key basically turns into an intelligent command-line opener. The big icons are nice for quickly switching between workspaces.

Gnome Shell behaves more or less the same way - hit the Windows key, type a few characters of the application (or recent file, etc), and press enter.

And yeah, I'm pretty happy with that part of it. Both Shell and Unity have things I don't like much, but application launching isn't one of them.

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