Linked by David Adams on Sat 20th Aug 2011 15:38 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Editorial In five years, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst sees the traditional desktop becoming obsolete.
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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I've used GNOME since the early 1.x days and I've felt it's got progressively worse, yes, even with 2.x.


I actually liked GNOME 2.x myself a lot. I tried different DEs every now and then out of boredom and curiosity and still always came back.

Besides, when Linus Torvalds himself says it's a pile of crap, perhaps it's time to listen...


Adopting another person's opinion instead of making your own one, just because the other person is famous, is foolish.

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binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

"Besides, when Linus Torvalds himself says it's a pile of crap, perhaps it's time to listen...


Adopting another person's opinion instead of making your own one, just because the other person is famous, is foolish.
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But I did make my own opinion based on my own use as was clear from my comments, so what was your point exactly?

That you should ignore users, especially highly visible ones with valued opinions? Ah, that explains why you like GNOME these days...

Edited 2011-08-21 17:23 UTC

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Ah, that explains why you like GNOME these days...


Dear sir, you've just failed spectacularly at your ad hominem attack: I don't use GNOME these days. In fact I've ditched Linux entirely.

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unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

I really don't see why we should value Linus oppinion more than anybody elses. He is a good programmer, and he is of course entitled to his oppinion, but he is neither a usability expert nor a typical computer user, in fact he might not even be a typical Linux user.

I find the fact that Apple with lots of usability experts on their pay roll, more or less blatantly copied Gnome Shell for ther Command Center in their new OS-X Lion.
So my Guess is that Gnome is not all that wrong about their direction. Both Microsoft and Apple tries to create oses that can be used on touch screens such as tablets and tables, Gnome and Linux must evolvle to to meet that brave new world.

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